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Jurgen Klopp set to miss key player against Manchester City – Liverpool faces a significant setback with a potentially serious muscle injury; may be absent for the upcoming match against Man City…



Liverpool faces a major setback as Ibrahima Konate sustains a serious muscle injury during the match against Sparta Prague, raising concerns about his availability for the upcoming game against Man City.


Joe Gomez also had to be substituted at half-time, adding to the defensive worries for Liverpool.


Konate’s lack of experience against City in league matches further complicates the situation, as it was a risky decision to field him for an extended period in the European fixture before the crucial clash with Manchester City.


Ibrahima Konate’s gamble unfortunately did not yield positive results, as the Frenchman seemed to suffer a muscle injury while chasing a ball.


Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp’s management, dominated the game in Prague, with Alexis Mac Allister scoring the opening goal from a penalty just five minutes into the match.


Darwin Nunez then scored two more goals for Liverpool before halftime, bringing his total to 50 goals for the club and marking 1000 goals since Jurgen Klopp took charge.


Despite their strong performance, Liverpool faced a setback during the break when Joe Gomez had to be substituted for Conor Bradley.


Steve McManaman suggested that although it might have been a planned substitution, the decision to replace Gomez could have been due to him getting injured in the first half, where he made a crucial save to deny the hosts an equalizer.


Shortly after coming on, the young player scored an own-goal, giving Brian Priske’s team a glimmer of hope.


Although Liverpool regained control of the match, their concerns over injuries worsened when Konate had to be substituted for Virgil van Dijk due to a hobbling injury just minutes later.


Konate’s injury is a significant setback for Liverpool as they prepare to face Manchester City on Sunday.


Many Liverpool fans expressed their criticism towards Klopp on social media for not replacing the Frenchman at halftime, especially considering the importance of the upcoming Premier League game.


One individual questioned the decision of Klopp to keep Konate on the field during halftime, expressing confusion. Another person agreed, stating that Konate should be taken out for the match against City. A third fan expressed concern over Konate’s injury, emphasizing his importance to the team this season and doubting his availability for Sunday’s game.

Reports from various journalists on X suggest that the injury may not be as severe as initially feared.

It is difficult to determine whether Konate’s injury was a muscle issue or discomfort in his ankle based on his movements. Regardless, utilizing him for more than 45 minutes seemed like a significant risk, and it appears to have backfired on Jurgen Klopp.

Sparta has scored a goal, making it 3-1. Considering the opportunities they had in the first half, it is fair to say they deserved it. However, Conor Bradley scoring the goal comes as a surprise…

Ibrahima Konate is now injured, and Virgil van Dijk is being substituted in.

Konate is walking off the pitch after going down but managing to get back up.

Since December, the French international has been in exceptional form for our team, forming a strong partnership with Virgil van Dijk in the defense.

Fortunately, we have the option of relying on either Jarell Quansah or Joe Gomez to fill the void if necessary.

Losing the talents of our No.5 in a potentially significant game would be a tremendous disappointment.

What a devastating setback to endure…