Origi injury update after win at West Ham
Liverpool’s Divock Origi’s injury is not a serious one according to Jurgen Klopp who spoke to reporters after The Reds’ 2-0 win over West Ham at London Stadium.
Origi won a first-half penalty when he was clearly and clumsily fouled in the box. Mohamed Salah put away the spot-kick to give Liverpool a 1-0 first-half lead. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed the deal with an excellent goal on the counter-attack with Salah turning provider this time.
Belgium international Origi was forced off after 70 minutes through injury and Klopp gave some further information on the forward’s condition after the game.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Klopp disclosed that it was cramp that caused Origi concern, thankfully nothing more.
“Always when a player has to come off it’s a concern, especially when you play again three days later.
“But he told me it was cramps and let’s hope that it is like this and then he should be ready again.”
Origi was in to replace the injured Sadio Mané at West Ham. Liverpool’s number 10 is also expected to miss the Southampton game on Saturday so Origi may well be called upon again for that game at Anfield. However, Takumi Minamino is another viable option to fill the Mané void in the Liverpool frontline if Origi is not risked on Saturday.
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