Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that his Belgian star Divock Origi, who has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games, only has a little knock after he was substituted during his side’s 3-0 away win over Middlesbrough at The Riverside.
Klopp was speaking with the club’s official website after the game. He said: “I don’t think [he is injured], no. A little knock and a little bit of pain. We wanted to change Sadio but then Divock was on the floor.”
Liverpool’s next four fixtures are against Everton (Merseyside Derby), Stoke City, Manchester City and Sunderland with the last three games expected in the space of less than a week. To this effect, the former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 boss spoke on the busy schedule and he was surprisingly positive. He said: “The good thing is we are not the only team! We knew it before, it’s not so nice. I am not sure what you think about it but the [two games in three days against Manchester City and Sunderland] is not the best idea in the world but all the rest is quite OK.”
“To play on December 19 and then 27 now, that’s a big gap. From now to Everton is normal and then there’s a big gap, that’s all OK. The [later gap] is a funny idea but we have to be there and we will be there.
“To be really successful we needed a little bit of luck with injuries and until now we have not [been] the luckiest guys in the league. It’s not a lot but it is enough but we have still a good team, so we will go through however.” he concluded.