Big boost for Liverpool striker as he avoids ankle surgery
Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been told he COULD play again for Liverpool this season, after avoiding needing surgery on his ankle.
Origi was injured in a horror tackle from Ramiero Funes Mori in the Merseyside derby a week ago and initial thoughts were that he would miss the remaining month of the season.
He ruptured one ligament in his ankle and that means an operation will not be required, which could mean that, if Liverpool make the Europa League final on May 18th, he might be back in time to make the squad.
Origi is now expected to be available for Belgium in the European Championships.
The overall outlook is more positive than when Origi was stretchered off the pitch following a challenge by Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori which earned the defender a red card.
Jordan Henderson and Emre Can – both current absentees – are also hoping to be fit before the end of the season.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10