‘Hamstring is my sh*t word of the year’ – Klopp bemoans injury luck as Origi hobbles off in Liverpool win

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left literally cursing his luck with injuries despite a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over highflying Leicester at Anfield.Christian Benteke clinically turned home a second-half winner to inflict the Foxes first away defeat of the season as the Reds picked up their first win in four games.Benteke had replaced Belgian compatriot Divock Origi after the young striker appeared to suffer a hamstring injury in the first half, and Klopp was left dismayed as he saw yet another member of his attacking department succumb to debilitating knocks.“I did not notice before I came to England about the hamstring – it is the sh*t word of the year for me,” Klopp laughed.“It’s always hamstring, hamstring, hamstring. That’s the intensity of the game and the fixtures.“We will see [how Origi is]. I hope it’s not too serious as we have a game in the next three days and then three days after that.”Klopp opted for Origi ahead of Benteke to spearhead the Reds attack but was impressed by the latter’s match-winning contribution after first justifying his tactics.He added: “We needed his [Origi’s] speed today, he was the player for these runs and plays and he did really good for us.“But when Christian came in he fought really intensively and I don’t know too many strikers who know situations like this [his goal] so well.“It was deserved. We played too complicated at Watford but today we were much better.”last_img

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