Liverpool star Cody Gakpo will be out for “a few weeks” after leaving Tottenham with a sprained right knee – adding to Jurgen Klopp’s frustrations.

Cody Gakpo is expected to be sidelined for “several weeks” after leaving this weekend’s match agaim with a knee injury.


The Dutch striker was injured when scoring Liverpool’s only goal in Saturday’s 2-1 loss and was replaced at half-time.

Jurgen Klopp previously said his “biggest problem” after the match against Tottenham was losing Gakpo to injury, not the VAR controversy surrounding Luis Diaz’s disallowed goal.
Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink has hinted that Gakpo could return to club football after the international break in October.

He wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter:
“Cody Gakpo is expected to be out for several weeks at Liverpool. If all goes well, about a few weeks.

“Dutch matches in October do not seem feasible for the former PSV player at the present time.”

Gakpo’s injury only adds to Liverpool’s list of absences, with Klopp regretting losing three players in the match due to upcoming suspensions and injuries.

After the match, Klopp explained the striker’s “very serious” injury on the club’s website.

“We got a free kick and he got hurt and now he’s limping on the road.

“Honestly, that’s my biggest problem right now. We lost two players and maybe a third. Really bad, really bad. So, yeah, that’s something that we obviously have to address.

When asked if Gakpo’s injury was serious, the German player replied:
” Maybe I don’t know. He was wearing a brace. He scored a goal but then, but after that shot he felt it even more. It was because of the previous mistake.

Liverpool’s defeat on Saturday was filled with VAR controversies, including two red cards for the away team and a goal wrongly ruled out for offside.

Referee body PGMOL admitted “serious human error” in the match and contacted Liverpool after the final whistle.

The goal was disallowed when Liverpool counter-attacked immediately after Jones was sent off. Mohamed Salah passed the ball past Diaz and scored a header, but the goal was immediately considered offside.

Replays appeared to show the attacker had played and this has now been confirmed by the refereeing authority.

Gary Neville criticized Sky Sports’ decision, saying:
“We have ground lines. These gardeners are never wrong. They are very accurate. Look at the lines on the field.

“I actually defended VAR’s offside. There are some things I don’t think are right. For me, this… just is not. Everything happened so fast. It’s too fast. It is not good. At that point, I thought, okay, let’s move on. “It’s clearly Romero’s leg and Diaz’s shoulder. There are only two players in sight. It’s almost time, what are they doing? They’re choosing the wrong camera to do the underlined scenes… those bad angle. It’s so strange! There is something wrong.

Sky expert Jamie Carragher posted on X:
“Incredible mistake, but it has nothing to do with drawing the line. VAR missed the Spurs centre-back and clearly ruled out Diaz ahead of the full-back.

“This season, when the offside was clear, they tried to speed things up by restarting the match quickly and without a touchline. A terrible mistake not seeing the Spurs defender spread his legs.

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