By Alex Stevens
Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the serious looking injury suffered by Divock Origi against Everton on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side annihilated their Merseyside rivals 4-0 but the one blot on the evening was the injury suffered by the young Belgian early in the second half.
Origi required extensive treatment after Ramiro Funes Mori lunged into the right side of his ankle with a horror challenge.
The 20-year-old striker was stretchered off the pitch while clasping his head to his hands, which, coupled with the reactions of his team-mates, indicated it was serious injury.
Funes Mori was sent off, but that will do little to appease Liverpool, who could be missing the in-form striker for the Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.
The first leg of the tie is in Spain next Thursday and Origi would have been expected to spearhead the attack.
Klopp and his staff will hope the Liverpool injury news is that the Belgian has suffered a sprain rather than a fracture, which would rule him out for the rest of the season.
The Belgian was once again given the nod over Daniel Sturridge in the clash against Everton and responded with a first-half header to break the deadlock.
It was his fifth goal in four matches and lifted his goal tally for the season to 11.