By Alex Taylor
Liverpool striker Divock Origi is an injury doubt for Liverpool ahead of their clash with Swansea on Saturday – and fans have has a mixed reaction to the news on Twitter.
Origi, 21, has featured for just 93 minutes across four Premier League matches this season and could now be sidelined with a minor foot injury.
The forward has scored twice in two games in the League Cup this term but is yet to register a goal in Liverpool’s league campaign.
“He got a little knock on his foot and we had to do a few more assessments,” Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool website. “In the end it is nothing major.”
Some supporters on social media were unhappy with the news, while other fans saw the chance for other players to be given game time.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Real struggle for Divock Origi so far this season, in terms of injuries and competition for places, not sure where this leaves him for now.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) September 29, 2016
— James® (@JamesPato_) September 29, 2016
— Red (@maneesquee) September 29, 2016
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) September 29, 2016
Jurgen Klopp reveals Divock Origi could be a doubt for Swansea game with a foot injury, not that he'd be starting anyway… #LFC
— Paul Higham (@SportsPaulH) September 29, 2016
The youngster has excelled in his short time at Anfield, scoring 12 goals and providing three assists in 39 matches for the Reds.
The former Lille forward is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in England’s top-flight alongside Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Manchester City centre-forward Kelechi Iheanacho.
Klopp’s preferred spearhead in the opening weeks of the season has been Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino, who has been chosen to lead the front line in five of the six matches.
This has forced Origi and fellow striker Daniel Sturridge on to the bench, while Danny Ings has not even been able to force his way into the matchday squad.
In other Liverpool team news, this is the expected starting XI to face Swansea.