Bengaluru, December 8: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that defender Alberto Moreno is a doubt for Liverpool's home clash with Everton on Sunday (December 10), but, hopes that the Reds could be 'lucky' with his injury.
The former Sevilla left-back apparently injured his ankle while clearing a ball when he collided with opponent Roman Zobnin during his side's 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow. The full-back was forced off the pitch just before halftime and was later replaced by James Milner for the rest of the match.
The Spaniard had been in brilliant form before his injury and had appeared to be in tears as he limped off the field. However, Klopp now has made a positive assurance to the Liverpool supporters as he said the Spaniard was in better spirits once he came back to the changing area.
"We had a little shadow on the night when Alberto Moreno needed to get substituted. It was a strange situation," said Klopp.
"He is a tough guy and if he cannot continue the game then you should consider it could be something 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, we need all the boys for the next few weeks, but especially in this week for the next game on Sunday."
After the game, the Spanish defender also issued an update on his injury via social media and appeared to be in good mood as he celebrated Liverpool’s qualification for the Champions League knockout stages.
Moreno said: “What a night at Anfield.
"Round of 16. We deserve it guys.
“Thanks to all the fans for the massive support tonight. I hope to back soon and stronger.”
What a night at Anfield 👏🏻👏🏻 Round of 16 🔴🔴 We deserve it guys 💪🏻💪🏻 Thanks to all the fans for the massive support tonight 🔝🔝 I hope to back soon and stronger 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #weareliverpool #anfield #reds #ynwa #amp18 pic.twitter.com/1s9B4oUnW1— Alberto Moreno (@lfc18alberto) December 6, 2017
Liverpool are currently fourth in the league table and will hope for a win to close the gap to 14-points with leaders Manchester City, who face second-placed Manchester United on Sunday (December 10).