Cody Gakpo’s return date has been determined – Anfield Watch

The injury suffered by Cody Gakpo in Saturday’s controversial defeat to Tottenham is not as serious as initially feared.

Gakpowas favored over Darwin Nuñez as the center of the Reds’ attack this weekend, with the Uruguayan reportedly ruled out of the game due to a knee injury which worsened during the international break.The Dutchman scored Liverpool’s equalizer in the first half but was clearly uncomfortable during the celebrations and was substituted at half-time.

Afterthe match, Klopp revealed his number 18 suffered a major blow when he was fouled in front of goal by Spurs’ Destiny Udogie.

The manager said: “The biggest problem in the game, to be honest…” Before Cody Gakpo scored, we had a free kick and he got injured and now he’s limping down the hall with a brace.

“That, to be honest, is my biggest problem right now. We lost two [to red cards] and maybe a third player – very bad, very bad. So yes, obviously we have to address this problem.

“Asked whether Gakpo’s injury was “serious”, Klopp replied: “Maybe, I don’t know.“He was wearing a brace.

He scored a goal later, but after that shot he felt it even more.

It was because of the previous foul.”Early speculation suggested that Gakpo had suffered a knee injury, which could see him miss up to six weeks of action.

However, the results of a scan to assess the extent of the damage show that the problem is less severe.

TheAthletic reports that the 24-year-old will instead be sidelined for around three weeks.

Gakpois expected to be absent for next Thursday’s match against Union Saint-Gilloise at Anfield in the Europa League, as well as Sunday’s Premier League match at Brighton.

However, it is hoped he will be available for the Merseyside derby at Anfield on October 21 – Liverpool’s first match after the international break.

Earlier, Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink reported that Gakpo, who has scored three goals for the Reds this season, will miss the matches in the Netherlands this month due to injury.

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