By Coral Barry
Christian Benteke has joined Divock Origi in the latest injury scare for Liverpool ahead of their clashes with Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund.
The 25-year-old striker has been complaining about a knee problem while on international duty and has emerged as a major doubt for Belgium’s friendly with Portugal on Tuesday.
Fellow countryman Origi has already pulled out of the Belgium match-day squad to face Portugal and Liverpool will be hoping Benteke is not about to join him.
Belgium national coach Marc Wilmots announced the news on Thursday but did not elaborate on on the extent of either of the strikers’ injuries.
Liverpool currently have 19 players on international duty while the remainder of their squad are taking part in a warm weather training camp in Tenerife.
Jurgen Klopp has invited the players’ families on the trip and has given an update on the fitness of Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Alberto Moreno.
Liverpool return to competitive action on April 2nd in a a showdown with title-chasers Tottenham, hoping to get their top four push back on track after the 3-2 defeat to Southampton last week.
The Merseysiders then face Klopp’s former club Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-finals the following Thursday.
In other Liverpool news, Paris Saint-Germain are willing to offer the Reds £50million for the star striker.