Jurgen Klopp is keeping his fingers crossed that Roberto Firmino’s ankle injury is not serious after he limped out of Sunday’s draw with Manchester United .
The forward was forced off before the break after rolling his ankle and left Old Trafford on crutches.
Klopp admits the injury had a ‘catastrophic’ impact on Liverpool but his side returned to the Premier League despite two dropped points.
The Kop chief is sweating on Firmino’s fitness ahead of Wednesday’s home clash with Watford .
Klopp said: “It is his ankle. First he said he could carry on, then that he couldn’t. I don’t know exactly the extent of the problem. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.”
Asked whether it was two points dropped or one gained Klopp added: “Both. But we have a point more and that is good.
“Before the game, with the shape United were in, a lot of people would have expected it would be the worst moment to face United but the start of the game was brilliant.
“Then the injury crisis started and it obviously cost us rhythm. I’m not saying it should have happened but it did happen and then it was a completely strange game.
“Of course we expect more from ourselves to play better football but we’ll take a point, it’s one more than people probably expected.