Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno is doubtful for Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton after sustaining an injury in Wednesday’s 7-0 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.
A tearful Moreno was substituted close to halftime after a collision with Spartak’s Roman Zobnin as Liverpool sealed progression to the last 16 as group winners but Klopp is hopeful that the 25-year-old’s injury is not too serious.
”In the treatment room then, he was a little bit more positive, so maybe we are lucky and it’s not too serious. We will see.
“We need all the boys for the next few weeks, but especially in this week for the next game on Sunday…”
Liverpool’s last 7-0 win came in a Champions League game against NK Maribor in October that was followed by a thumping 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and Klopp has urged his side to avoid another poor return to league action.
“We showed tonight that we learned from the mistakes we made in Sevilla (where the side blew a three-goal halftime advantage to draw 3-3)… now we have to show we have learned from the mistakes after Maribor when we faced Tottenham,” Klopp added.
“We will be ready again on Sunday and if the crowd is ready to help us, it would be nice.”