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Liverpool manager provides injury update on €20m-rated defender

Liverpool manager has described the injury suffered by Dejan Lovren in Reds victory against Bournemouth as ‘not too serious’ after the centre-back limped off during the first half on the weekend. Croatia international was forced off 40 minutes into the contest at the Vitality Stadium, replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold as Reds went on to win 3-0.

With Matip already sidelined with a knee injury, there was concern over Dejan, but Jurgen does not seem too worried, believing it was only cramped, the same problem which kept Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana out of the matchday squad this weekend.

‘Always you don’t know exactly, but it looks not too severe, it looks like a little cramp,’ said the Klopp. ‘Lovren felt something, he told us, said Dejan for sure could go to half-time, wanted to have treatment there and carry on, but i said no and stopped it there.

‘That’s the status quo, you have this kind of things in this moment of the season. It is same as what Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana had, not severe but severe enough to keep them out. ‘Now we have two days to make sure these players can go again. That’s what I think now, but I don’t know 100 per cent.

‘Despite that, it was a perfect match. All-round nearly perfect day.’ Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the win on the south coast and takes them 11 points clear at the top of the PL table.