According to the Mirror, the Belgian striker has recently undergone knee surgery, and will not be available for selection until February at the earliest.
While the former LOSC Lille man has not always looked the part at Anfield, he had begun to show some form under Klopp, and represents a loss for the Reds, particularly considering Daniel Sturridge’s ongoing inactivity due to injury.
Origi has been missing since Boxing Day, when he suffered a hamstring strain in the victory over Leicester City, and Klopp’s hopes of recalling the player for upcoming bouts against Arsenal and Manchester United have been scuppered.
The German coach has had miserable luck with injuries in recent weeks, and was without no fewer than 13 players for the disappointing FA Cup draw with Exeter City on Friday evening.
The loss of Origi could perhaps prompt the Merseyside giants to intensify their interest in West Bromwich Albion hitman Saido Berahino, with the Mirror suggesting that Klopp is considering the Anglo-Burundian striker as a replacement for Sturridge.
The 22-year-old may now need to be considered as a substitute for Origi, rather than the England international.
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