Liverpool striker Divock Origi, who has been out since Boxing Day after picking up a hamstring injury in the 1-0 victory over Leicester City, underwent knee surgery last Friday and according to Paul Joyce of the Daily Express, he will be on the sidelines for another month.
The 20-year-old travelled back to Belgium for the operation and was seen by Belgian national team physio Lieven Maesschalck.
The news only seeks to compound misery onto a Liverpool team decimated by injuries. However, with the defence so glaringly empty, manager Jürgen Klopp’s attentions may be directed elsewhere as he still has a few attacking options fit.
When Liverpool started the season with Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Origi all lining up for a chance at the centre-forward spot, few fans would have expected that group to have been so injury prone throughout the 2015-16 campaign.
What of a solution? One cheap fix could be to communicate with AC Milan and try to recall the notorious Mario Balotelli from his loan. Whereas this would be the most cost-effective move, it probably wouldn’t be met with huge approval from the supporters.
It may be the case Liverpool ride this one out. With Roberto Firmino and Benteke both fit, Liverpool aren’t as desperate as they are in other areas of the team, although there was some good news today in terms of the defence as Klopp revealed, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, that Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho should be fit for the match against Arsenal on Wednesday night.