Monday 21 August 2017

Liverpool fans fume as big money signing faces fitness race for Man United clash after international break injury

Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum (L) vies with France's Dimitri Payet during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match Netherlands vs France on October 10, 2016 at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum (L) vies with France's Dimitri Payet during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match Netherlands vs France on October 10, 2016 at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Liverpool could be without Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum for next Monday's mammoth match with Manchester United after the ex-Newcastle player limped off during his country's 1-0 loss to France last night.

Midway through the second half, Wijnaldum - who was signed for €25m by Liverpool last summer - fell to the turf clutching his hamstring, after which he had to be replaced.

Read more: Revealed: The statistic which shows that one of Liverpool's most criticised players is actually a key man

The extent of the injury isn't yet known, but it is thought that Liverpool could well be without him when Jose Mourinho's men visit Anfield for a clash under lights on Monday Night Football next week.

Wijnaldum, who has yet to score for his new club - albeit while playing in a midfield two rather than in his usual advanced role - will likely be replaced by the returning Emre Can should his injury keep him out of the game.

Liverpool are currently in fourth in the Premier League table but are just two points off Man City, who are top.

Reds supporters weren't happy at the prospect of having to face Man United without one of their key midfielders, and expressed their annoyance at the international break on social media.






Online Editors

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport