Reliable journalist: This is why Klavan was not in Liverpool squad v Tottenham
By Harvey Byrne
Ragnar Klavan was left out of Liverpool’s squad against Tottenham on Saturday after he picked up a minor knee injury, according to a reliable journalist.
The 30-year-old moved to Anfield from Bundesliga side FC Augsburg in the summer and has started in Liverpool’s previous two Premier League clashes.
The Estonia international was not expected to start at White Hart Lane after Joel Matip returned to full fitness, but he was a notable absentee from the squad.
Journalist James Pearce, who works for the Liverpool Echo, reported on his personal Twitter account that Klavan was suffering from a minor injury.
Ragnar Klavan has a minor knee injury. Probably wouldn't have started today anyway but that's why he's not on the bench. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 27, 2016
The injury to Klavan meant that Liverpool were without a natural centre-back on their bench.
With big games against Leicester and Chelsea coming up for the Anfield club after the international break, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that Klavan’s injury isn’t too serious.
Liverpool could call on Mamadou Sakha or Tiago Ilori, but their futures at Liverpool are in doubt, while Joe Gomez is currently injured.
In other Liverpool team news, Stan Collymore has slammed Jurgen Klopp for his treatment of Daniel Sturridge.