Liverpool players seem to be dropping at a rapid pace, no doubt aided by their insane fixture list going into the winter. The latest to suffer a setback was Gini Wijnaldum when he was taken out of the game against Watford with a muscle injury.
If the problem is serious, this is bad news for Klopp and the team, who still have another five matches to play in three different competitions before the end of the month.
“Muscle. I don’t know anything else,” Klopp said, when asked for clarification about the matter.
“[Whether he can travel to Qatar] is actually in the moment one of my smallest concerns – he could probably fly – but my problem is more what exactly the injury is and I don’t know that yet.
“It’s a muscle thing and you never want to have a muscle injury. But in these moments it always makes it immediately more difficult, but it’s not only us, all other teams have the same problems. We have to deal with these situations, that’s clear. We will see – tomorrow we know more.”
Wijnaldum has become key to Klopp’s midfield this season, along with Fabinho who is out until the new year. It would be a real blow if the boss had to work around another injury. The only good news is that it looks like they are anticipating this situation and doing some business in the winter transfer window to combat it.