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Kostas Tsimikas is set for some time off due to a concerning injury during the recent match between Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League.
During the game at Anfield, Liverpool’s Kostas Tsimikas faced a possible broken collarbone. The incident occurred around the 30-minute mark when Tsimikas and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka contested for the ball. Saka’s action caused Tsimikas to fall, leading to an accidental collision with Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp.
Following the incident, medical staff attended to Tsimikas. Unfortunately, he couldn’t continue playing and was substituted by Joe Gomez.
Post-match, Tsimikas was taken to the hospital. Although no official statement has been released regarding the severity of his injury, reports suggest he might be out for an extended period.
What Has Richard Keys Said About Jurgen Klopp?
Richard Keys, a beIN Sports anchor, took to X to express his views on the situation. He bizarrely blamed Klopp for the injury, suggesting the manager’s positioning near the field might have contributed to the accident.
Keys has a history of using social media to critique Mikel Arteta, Klopp’s counterpart at Arsenal.
“It’s an irony that it’s Klopp — with Arteta in the other technical area — but that’s exactly why a coach being too close to the playing area is dangerous,” he wrote.
“The German is being forced to deal with a growing list of absences, with Luis Díaz also a casualty in the top-of-the-table clash and the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Diogo Jota and Thiago already unavailable.
“I thought it wasn’t really a problem because I had no pain,” Klopp said, via the BBC, post-match. “I would happily give my collarbone and he would be fit again. I was completely fine in that moment.
“I thought Kostas was as well but he said ‘no it’s broken’. Of course that’s not cool directly in front of you when you are kind of involved. I wasn’t sure if I fell on him or how it happened.”
After the game, Saka issued an apology for the incident. However, Klopp mentioned that Tsimikas would be sidelined for an extended period due to a severe injury. Andy Robertson is anticipated to return in a few weeks.
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The incident on the field was simply an unfortunate accident, a scenario that could occur in any soccer match. Klopp was positioned near his designated technical area and acted appropriately.
While Saka’s tackle resulted in a foul, it did not pose any significant danger. Similar challenges occur frequently in matches without causing harm to players.
Liverpool’s primary concern now shifts from the preventability of the injury to identifying a solution. With Tsimikas now sidelined alongside Robertson, who suffered a dislocated shoulder, the team faces challenges.
This situation might necessitate Gomez, traditionally a right-back, to fill in at left-back for an extended period. However, it remains to be seen if Klopp will consider introducing young talents like Luke Chambers or Calum Scanlon to the rigorous environment of the Premier League.