Jurgen Klopp Confirms How Long Liverpool Will Be Without Injured Divock Origi

Divock Origi is set for a short spell on the sidelines with the ankle injury suffered against Newcastle at the weekend.

But the Liverpool striker’s injury isn’t as serious as feared, in a boost to Jurgen Klopp.

The Belgium international, who scored in last season’s Champions League Final win over Spurs, started the win over the Magpies, but was replaced in the first-half.

He wasn’t part of the Reds squad that travelled to Naples on Monday for the Champions League group stage opener against Napoli on Monday.

And following scans, Klopp confirmed that Origi has only suffered minor damage, and will be ready to return before September ends.

“The update on Div [Origi] is that it is not too serious,” confirmed Klopp, speaking to Liverpool’s official website.

“We expect him [to be out for] between one and two weeks, but it depends a little bit on when he can deal with the pain.

“It is nothing really; it’s a feeling, but it should be fine.”

With Origi absent, youngster Rhian Brewster has been included in the Reds’ squad for the trip to Italy.

The England whizkid was pulled out of an Under-23 match against Derby after just 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon, following the injury suffered by Origi.

Klopp also confirmed over the weekend that Sadio Mane picked up a knock as Liverpool  continued their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season, but that the Senegalese star is fine to take his place at the Stadio San Paolo.

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