A hallmark of the international break for Liverpool is injuries to important players. This time around, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum exited a Netherlands match early with a reported hamstring pull, which put him in doubt to face Manchester United next Monday.
With Adam Lallana enduring a groin problem as well, Jürgen Klopp was set to have limited options in the midfield for that clash.
However, the results of Wijnaldum's scan at Melwood have revealed that he hurt his hip instead of his hamstring, according to the Echo. That somewhat bizarre change of diagnosis has led Klopp to delay a decision on the midfielder for Monday until he further monitors his ongoing "intensive treatment."
On the whole, it seems like avoiding a hamstring injury is good news for Wijnaldum, although the extent of his hip problem is still unknown.
In addition, the Echo reports that Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren, who both withdrew from international duty due to injury, are expected to play for the Reds against Manchester United. So while the dreaded international break claimed another victim this week, things could have turned out much worse for the squad.