Jurgen Klopp reacts to massive injury blow for Liverpool ahead of Newcastle’s visit to Anfield

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Liverpool have suffered an injury blow ahead of Newcastle United’s visit to Anfield.

In-form striker Divock Origi was stretchered off after suffering an ankle injury during last night’s 4-0 win over Everton in the 226th Merseyside derby.

The usually ebullient Jurgen Klopp admitted he found it difficult to raise a smile despite Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho completing a rousing victory over their near-neighbours.

Origi – who has become Klopp’s first-choice after scoring five goals in as many matches – was carried off after Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off for stamping on his ankle.

“Everything is OK – apart from Divock,” said the Liverpool manager.

“Usually after 4-0, I don’t know how to keep my smile off my face, but it is pretty easy.

Everyone who saw the pictures said maybe it is broken – it is not. We have to wait for a final assessment, it is too early.

Jurgen Klopp

“If you told me before the game we would win 4-0, I thought I’d feel different.

“It is a big shadow on the game, to be honest.

“Everyone who saw the pictures said maybe it is broken – it is not. We have to wait for a final assessment, it is too early.

“I went to Divock in the medical room, and I saw him smiling.

“The ankle is twisted, and we have to wait to see what has happened to the ligaments.”

Second-bottom Newcastle can climb out of the Premier League’s relegation zone with first win in 22 years at Anfield.