Divock Origi limped off in the first half with a possible hamstring injury – which would be the tenth hamstring injury suffered in the two and a half months since Jurgen Klopp took charge.
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Speaking after the match, the Liverpool manager joked: “Hamstring is the s*** word of the year for me. It is always hamstring, hamstring, hamstring – that is the intensity of the game and fixtures.”
Currently sidelined with a hamstring injury are Martin Skrtel, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Rossiter – the latter who has suffered his second hamstring injury in quick succession.
Against Leicester, Simon Mignolet returned after missing the Watford match due to a hamstring injury, while Philippe Coutinho recently missed four games after a hamstring injury suffered against Man City.
The succession of injuries of this nature could be due to a change in training methods, or more running on the pitch.
Origi’s departure after 38 minutes was a blow to the team and the player, with the Belgian having impressed in the first half.
“Origi did really well. I hope it is not too serious, we will see,” said Klopp.
The manager explained the reason for selecting Origi ahead of Benteke due to wanting his speed against Leicester’s defence.
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