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Klopp Faced with Injury Worries as Wijnaldum Limps off During Liverpool’s Clash with Watford

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool is given help following an knock during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool faced with injury crisis as midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was forced off the pitch midway through the second half of a 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield on Saturday due to an apparent hamstring injury.

The Dutchman was replaced by Andrew Robertson after suffering an innocuous issue in the second half of the Premier League encounter at Anfield

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Reds shortly before the interval after a lightning-fast break, cutting inside expertly before firing into the far corner of the net.

The Egyptian added a second with a superb piece of improvisation from close range in stoppage time at the end of the match to round off an eighth-successive victory for the home side.

Sadio Mane thought he had headed Liverpool two up early in the second half, but VAR ruled that he was fractionally offside, much to the frustration of the home supporters.

Wijnaldum sat down holding his hamstring moments later, with Jurgen Klopp bringing on Andrew Robertson in his stead for the final portion of the game.

The Netherlands international received treatment on the pitch initially, before limping over to the touchline in considerable discomfort.

Liverpool will now be sweating on his fitness ahead of a FIFA Club World Cup semi-final fixture on Wednesday.


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