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Jurgen Klopp drops significant injury update on key Liverpool player ahead of Spurs game

Jurgen Klopp drops significant injury update on key Liverpool player ahead of Spurs game

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given a big injury update.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given an injury update on James Milner after the Reds' 2-0 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Klopp's side left it late at Anfield, with goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez both coming after the 85th minute.

Nunez's 98th minute goal sealed the victory for Liverpool, who finished second in the group, behind last night's opponents on goal difference.

But they had to do it without Milner for much of the second half. The 36-year-old went to ground in the opening minutes of the half, before being substituted for Harvey Elliott on 48 minutes.

In the first half, he took a blow to the forehead, which drew blood - sparking fears of a concussion.

That was a blow for Liverpool, given their major problems with injury this term. Defensively, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have all missed games this season, with Matip still nursing a calf injury.

Liverpool are cautiously introducing Alexander-Arnold back into the fold after he suffered a hamstring injury against Arsenal on October 9.

Therefore, Milner missing games would leave Liverpool short of options in that area, with 18-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay also continuing his recovery from injury that has ruled him out of much the campaign. However, the former Aberdeen star did make his senior Reds debut off the bench against Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp on Milner injury

Speaking after the game, Klopp gave an injury update on Milner that may reassure Liverpool fans.

He said: "Don't know. He seems to be fine now, but we have to probably do further checks."

If Milner does miss Sunday's trip to Tottenham, he will be added to a growing Liverpool injury list. As well as Matip, central midfielders Naby Keita and Arthur Melo are both absent, as well as forward duo Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.

Given Milner is a natural central midfielder, any absence for the 36-year-old would affect Liverpool in numerous positions. He has featured in all but one of the Reds' fixtures in all competitions this season.

Klopp's comments, however, certainly appear hopeful that about Milner's condition, but the main priority for club medical staff will be the wellbeing of the player, especially with a potential head injury involved.

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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, James Milner, Premier League