Jurgen Klopp admits the knee injury suffered by Mamadou Sakho “looks bad”, but that Liverpool must wait for scans to discover the full extent of the blow.
Sakho fell awkwardly in an aerial challenge with Bakary Sako during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday, with the Frenchman substituted just before half-time after initially trying to play on.
The Frenchman left Anfield on crutches after the game with his knee in a brace, and the 25-year-old reportedly told the press that he was unsure as to the extent of his injury.
Klopp, who has seen Joe Gomez and Danny Ings sidelined with cruciate ligament problems this season, while Daniel Sturridge is also suffering with a knee injury, admits that the club will have to wait for scans to discover how long Sakho could be out for.
“I don’t know how bad it is,” Klopp said. “It looks bad but it is too early to say. We have to wait for a scan.
“We hope that it is not too serious. I would have preferred to lose 4-1 than lose an important member of my team. It was not good.”