Huge Liverpool blow as first teamer suffers injury ahead of Manchester United clash
By Alex Stevens
Georginio Wijnaldum suffered a hamstring injury during Holland’s World Cup qualifier against France on Monday night.
The Dutchman went down clutching his hamstring an hour into the Group A clash with his team losing 1-0 to Didier Deschamp’s side and was substituted.
Wijnaldum left the field at the Amsterdam Arena without any assistance but his injury will be a major scare for Liverpool ahead of their Premier League showdown against bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield next Monday.
The Merseysiders will anxiously await updates from the Holland medical staff on a player who has been a key player this season.
The 25-year-old has started all seven of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures since his £25million move from Newcastle in the summer and has established an increasingly impressive central midfield partnership with Jorda Henderson.
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The possibility Wijnaldum will be absent does represent a chance for Emre Can to win his place back in the side, having struggled to earn much playing time this season.
The Germany international stepped up his bid to regain his spot in the team with a fine display in a 5-0 demolition of Bradford in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Sunday night.
In other Liverpool team news, Jordan Henderson has claimed that his team-mate can be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.