​Liverpool's Champions League hero Divock Origi is set to have a scan on an ankle injury which forced him to leave the pitch midway through the first half against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. 


The Reds went on to win the match 3-1 thanks to a brace from Sadio Mané and a lovely strike by Mohamed Salah, but concerns lingered over the wellbeing of Origi, who twisted his ankle in a challenge with Newcastle forward Miguel Almiron. 

Speaking after the match, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the Belgian forward will have a scan, and as reported by ​Sky Sports, the German boss is hopeful that the injury is not too serious. 


"Unfortunately ​Divock twisted his ankle early in the game, and had to come off.


"We all hope it's not that serious, or that he could've played on, which is hopefully a sign that it's not that serious.


"He's having a scan, he's in really good shape though and hopefully they'll find it's okay."


Klopp also admitted that he'd got his tactics slightly wrong for the game, starting Origi on the left and ​Mané down the middle of the Reds' attack. The 52-year-old soon swapped the two players back to their usual positions, and the change was decisive, as ​Liverpool quickly turned the tide of the match.  

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"It was my decision to start him on the left and Sadio in the middle, we've seen it work before, but it didn't work today against such a deep defending side. 


"That's why we changed it in the game too."