Tottenham goal-shaking cost too much…six-week diagnosis leaves Klopp frustrated
He scored the goal, but the aftermath was too much. 메이저사이트
Liverpool striker Cody Gakpo scored a stunning volley in front of the defense in first-half stoppage time after Curtis Jones was sent off to give the Reds a 1-0 lead over Tottenham Hotspur in the seventh round of the 2023-24 English Premier League on Monday (March 30), with an assist from Fairgill van Dijk.
Without Gakpo’s goal, it could have been a much tougher game for Liverpool. That’s because in the 24th minute of the second half, Giogu Jota was sent off for accumulating cautions, making it 10-8 in terms of players on the field.
Of course, Tottenham didn’t have the resources to create an offense without Son Heung-min and only won 2-1 thanks to Joel Matip’s own goal just before the end, so Gakpo’s goal was valuable.
However, Gakpo was replaced by Jota after the start of the second half. An injury had taken hold of his ankle. After scoring, he complained of considerable pain. Jürgen Klopp’s expression was distorted. Even if he hadn’t, the offside controversy on the day had left him with fewer attacking options.
It’s an emergency for Liverpool and the Dutch national team. Gakpo must be left out of the October A match. Dutch outlet Telegraaf reported on the 1st that “Gakpo needs at least six weeks of recovery. It will be difficult for him to play with the Dutch national team.
The same goes for Klopp. He revealed that Destiny Udoji’s tackle before Gakpo’s shot was a precursor to the injury. “He has a limp. He is currently wearing a brace. He will be out for a while.”
The exact location of the injury has not been revealed, but it is believed to be a problem with the medial ligament of the knee. There are fears of a sprain or even a rupture of the ligament, although a return in six weeks is considered unlikely.
Still, the absence of Gyepo is a worry for Liverpool. Mohamed Salah will have to carry the load. Jota’s exit leaves them with fewer options for the time being. Darwin Núñez is not 100% fit, which only complicates things for Klopp.