Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has recently said “it’s possible” Sadio Mane could miss the rest of the season, while Daniel Sturridge is available to face Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Mane was forced off in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday with a knee injury. Klopp now has a decision whether to field Sturridge or goalscorer Origi in Liverpool’s front three alongside Coutinho and Firmino. Having scored against Everton at the weekend Origi must be fairly confident he’ll get the nod ahead of Sturridge.
As reported in the mirror, Klopp said; “It makes sense to have a positive mood around the club. A few key players aren’t available but we still have 11 players to start. Our job is to find solutions and I work on solutions all the time. It’s good to have Divock. The season is long. He’s a very important option for us now.”
Liverpool have struggled against teams outside of the Premier League’s top six this season, but Klopp does not want his players to focus on that against Bournemouth. Having lost to them earlier in the season, Klopp is anticipating another tough contest, though he is hoping his side have taken lessons from last time they met.
Losing the attacking threat and direct pace of Mané will be a massive blow for Klopp and his plans on making the top 4 at the end of the season.