Liverpool’s Belgian goal-machine, Divock Origi, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a shocking injury in the Merseyside derby. Scans confirmed that ankle ligament damage is the result of a horror tackle which means the Belgian will also miss out on the Euro’s.
In the 236th match of its kind, Liverpool faced Everton in the infamous derby with both teams going tooth and nail to try and get a result. Liverpool won comfortably but a poorly timed tackle by Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori earned him a red card and meant Origi had to be stretchered off.
The Liverpool Echo state that it means 20-year-old will be out for the rest of the year after scans showed that the injury is worse than first feared. Another scan is set to determine the exact length of the injury and Liverpool fans will be hoping that the player is not too badly injured.
He will be extremely disappointed to miss out on the European Champions in France if the injury turns out to be a long term problem. Klopp will now have to change his style of play and figure out who to turn to for his goal scoring needs.
Klopp hasn’t fully given up on the player:
“The season is not over without taking a risk with the player. We don’t need to make any general statement we just have to work with him and see what happens. It is the same with Emre Can. We should not say the season is over when it could be just a few games for him.”
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