The 25-year-old was believed to have suffered a hamstring problem during the Netherlands’ 1-0 loss to France on Monday night, pouring doubt over his availability one week later.
But it have now been revealed that Wijnaldum has not damaged his hamstring, instead struggling with a less severe hip injury.
According to the Liverpool Echo‘s Ian Doyle, this was revealed on Wijnaldum’s return to Melwood.
Both Wijnaldum and fellow midfielder Adam Lallana (groin) are set to miss out, leaving Klopp with a quandary in setting up his three-man unit.
Can and Grujic are the most viable options in replicating Wijnaldum and Lallana’s box-to-box roles, but Klopp could also opt for the more defensively sound Stewart or Lucas and push his regular No. 6, Jordan Henderson, forward.
The absence of Wijnaldum and Lallana is a major blow to Klopp either way, though development in the former’s diagnosis is more positive than expected.
Meanwhile, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi returned to training on Wednesday, while Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho flew back from South America on the same day, boosting Klopp’s attacking options ahead of an all-important clash on Monday night.
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