As we prepare to face Man Utd in Michigan in our final International Champions Cup game on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp could be without two players due to injury.
Albeit dubbed a friendly, it’s debatable as to whether it ever is when we face United, and so Klopp, the players and the LFC faithful will undoubtedly be eager to secure a win over Jose Mourinho’s side.
With that in mind, the Reds won’t be able to field a fully-fit squad, as Klopp has revealed that both Loris Karius and Georginio Wijnaldum are both major doubts.
“Loris has a little tendon problem in the knee,” Klopp is quoted as telling the club’s site. “Nothing ruptured or something like that. It’s not a big thing, but it’s likely he will not play tomorrow.
“I spoke to Gini a little bit earlier and he said he wanted to try, but the medical department advised it was not possible. It was a little muscle thing.”
It’s arguably a blow in particular for Karius as with summer signing Alisson set to return from his extended break after the World Cup, the German shot-stopper may not have too many more opportunities to keep our new arrival out the team.
Given his difficult few months both at the end of last season and the start of this pre-season campaign, coupled with the fact that we’ve just splashed out £67m on Alisson, as per Sky Sports, it’s questionable as to when Karius may get another run-out.
Nevertheless, the focus for now will be on our friendly in Michigan on Saturday night as we look to sign off in style having already defeated Man City earlier in the week.