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Liverpool star expected to miss United clash

“The club’s doctors consider him very fortunate to not have suffered serious damage and injury from that heavy challenge. “

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Liverpool midfielder is expected to miss a couple of crucial matches, including an F.A Cup clash against Man United as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Gravenberch suffered a serious ankle injury after a tough challenge from Moises Caicedo and had to be stretchered off in Liverpool’s Carabao cup Final win against Chelsea.

It was ruled as a ligament issue, but not as serious as firstly thought.

“It’s a ligament injury, could have been much worse, but bad enough for being ruled out for this game, next game,” Klopp said in a press conference.

With all the injuries Liverpool have, the Liverpool manager was praying for miracles he is not sidelined for a long time.

“We will see. So, we need miracles with a few players, so that’s why I don’t want to rule out for too long.” he added.

According to thisisanfield, Klopp’s initial assessment was the midfielder would only be out for their mid last week F.A clash against Southampton and last weekend’s fixture against forest.

thisisanfield however understands that he may still be out for longer missing key matches, in particular a first leg date in the Europa League last 16 against Prague and a Premier League showdown with rivals Man City.

A return after the international break seems the more probable return date for the midfielder.

The news comes bitter-sweet for Liverpool fans: the good being he avoided serious injury, and the bitter being he misses s series of crucial matches as the season reaches its crescendo.

The club’s doctors consider him very fortunate to not have suffered serious damage and injury from that heavy challenge.

He remains on a long, long list of Liverpool injuries which may prove very costly considering they are still in contention for all remaining trophies fresh off winning the Carabao Cup and deeply engrossed in a title race.

The Liverpool injured list reads superstar after superstar with names like Allison, Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Matip to mention just but a few.

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