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Liverpool’s injury woes mount as Divock Origi limps off

Liverpool’s injury woes mount as Divock Origi limps off

Liverpool take on AC Milan

Liverpool are currently contesting the opening game of their Champions League campaign with AC Milan. Although the reds took the lead in the clash, they were stunned by a quickfire double before half-time, before Mo Salah levelled things up just minutes into the second half.

Jordan Henderson then conjured images of Steven Gerrard with a volley from the edge of the box after a corner was cleared by Milan. Should Liverpool hold on, they will take an early advantage in a group that includes the Rossoneri, Porto and Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool injury woes mount as Origi limps off

Jurgen Klopp, however, was dealt another set back in the injury department as Divock Origi limped off the pitch on the hour mark. The Belgian was replaced by Sadio Mane, demonstrating just how little rotation Klopp can afford to make to his first choice frontline.

Origi joins Roberto Firmino on the injury table, while Takumi Minamino was also only fit enough for a place on the bench. With Xherdan Shaqiri having been sold to Lyon in the summer, and a horror injury picked up by Harvey Elliott which will see him miss much of the season, options are increasingly scarce on Merseyside when it comes to rotating either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane.

To make matters worse, the pair will be away from Liverpool for around a month as a result of international commitments in the African Cup of Nations, which begins in January. As a result, one of Minamino or Origi will have to start, even if everyone else is fully fit.

Will the Reds still be able to muster a Premier League title charge? Or will they be forced to dip back into the transfer market?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1

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Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3