After Alberto Moreno limped off halfway via Liverpool’s 7-Zero win over Spartak Moscow, Jurgen Klopp is hopeful he’s going to keep away from severe damage.
Moreno was once in tears as he was once helped down the tunnel in a while earlier than half-time at Anfield, with James Milner changing him on methods to a exceptional victory.
The Spaniard were in superb shape earlier than his damage, although Milner supplied an in a position deputy, laying on 3 targets in the second one 1/2 within the Champions League.
Klopp has made no secret of his need to retain Moreno has his first-choice left-back this season, with Milner returning to an ordinary midfield berth after a season within the position in 2016/17.
And the German attempted to stay constructive when discussing the chance of a long-term damage for Moreno after the sport.
“We got here to a little bit shadow of the evening that Alberto had to get substituted,” he instructed journalists.
“It was once a extraordinary state of affairs. He’s a difficult man: if he can not proceed the sport then we must believe it may well be one thing severe.
“Within the remedy room he was once a little bit bit extra sure, so perhaps we’re fortunate and it’s now not too severe. We can see.
“As a result of we want all of the boys for the following couple of weeks, however particularly this week, for the sport on Sunday.”
It got here as one thing of a marvel to look Jordan Henderson disregarded from Klopp’s beginning lineup, and with out the captain, Milner or Simon Mignolet, Philippe Coutinho took the armband.
The Brazilian duly netted his first hat-trick for the membership, with a Sadio Mane brace and extra targets from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sealing development to the Champions League‘s final 16.
Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum carried out excellently in Klopp’s midfield two, however the boss stressed out that Henderson will go back for Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield.
“I will consider the following day, anyone will make a tale [about] Jordan Henderson, the captain, was once now not concerned,” he endured.
“I’ve to make exhausting selections and this night it was once like this; Hendo will play the following sport, 100 p.c, and he will have began this night however we needed to decide.”
Extolling the virtues of his new-found squad intensity, Klopp additionally highlighted the choice downside he would nonetheless face if Moreno was once sidelined.
“If Alberto is out for a couple of video games—I don’t know—then after all we now have Robbo and we now have Milly,” he added.
“That’s all just right, however we want all of the avid gamers, we want freshness.”