James Milner sustained injury there by waited for Jurgen Klopp to see how long would the player take before a possible recoveries
James lasted just nine minutes of the Reds’ third-round victory over their Merseyside rivals at Anfield on Sunday before he was injured as he attempted to make a challenge.
Y. Larouci came on in his place, with the 19-year-old making his senior debut for the club in the process.
The subject will now be assessed by Liverpool’s medical department, with Klopp confirming in his post-match news conference that the injury to the 34-year-old utility player looks potentially serious.
“Two players [Milner and Joe Gomez] started the last game and one of them got injured, so that’s the situation we are in,” said Klopp.
“That’s why a lot of managers make a lot of changes; it’s nothing to do with the cup, it’s the timing.
“[Milner] has pain, that says it’s serious. It’s [his] muscle.”
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