Jürgen Klopp has had an injury scare as Georginio Wijnaldum suffered a head injury during a training session with Holland and had to be withdrawn.

It’s no surprise that Wijnaldum suffered an injury while on international duty as his last injury while playing for Liverpool came when he was with the Netherlands national team.

Reports indicated yesterday morning that the Dutch midfielder had been withdrawn from training but that the cause of the head injury was unconfirmed.

According to the Metro, Netherland’s broadcaster NOS Studio Voetbal did not state how Wijnaldum sustained the head injury with the Dutch set to play Bulgaria on Saturday.

Wijnaldum’s injury is not believed to be serious and he is expected to be fit in time for the World Cup qualifying game against Bulgaria.


Wijnaldum has established himself in the Liverpool midfield this season. With important goals against Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and most recently Burnley, the Dutch midfielder has shown he can pop up in the box when needed.

With Liverpool challenging for a place in the top four and a place in next season’s Champions League, Wijnaldum’s fitness is vital. Losing the former Newcastle man for any stretch of time before May could prove fatal given that Jordan Henderson has only just returned to training after nearly two months out.

Liverpool are fourth in the Premier League, with Manchester United and Arsenal snapping at their heels. Even Everton, who are due at Anfield on April Fool’s Day aren’t far off the Champions League places.

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