Report: Major fitness boost for senior Liverpool star ahead of Man United clash
By Emma Sanders
Georginio Wijnaldum could feature against Manchester United despite earlier concerns over his fitness, according to a report.
The latest injury update reported in the Liverpool Echo reveals that scans undertaken by the midfielder show he picked up a hip problem while on international duty.
It was initially believed he had a hamstring injury when he was forced to come off after 60 minutes during the Netherlands’ 1-0 win against France.
A time-scale for his recovery has not been given, meaning he’s not yet ruled out of Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the crunch game with Man United at Anfield on Monday.
Wijnaldum has performed well for Liverpool since joining in the summer and has built a strong partnership with Jordan Henderson in midfield.
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It would be a huge boost for his side if Klopp is able to select Wijnaldum for the big game, but Emre Can is likely to come in as a replacement if he loses his race for fitness.
Liverpool also hope Adam Lallana recovers in time after picking up a groin injury during the Reds’ 2-1 victory against Swansea City prior to the international break.
In other Liverpool news, fans reacted angrily to their midfielder’s injury and blamed Manchester United star’s dad.