Jurgen Klopp's injury woes have just taken another turn for the worse after Christian Benteke was ruled out for Liverpool's Capital One Cup clash against Bournemouth on Wednesday night (28 October) with a knee injury, the striker picked up during the Reds' 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday (25 October). The Belgian international was only making his second substitute appearance under the German manager after missing the earlier games with a hamstring injury.
According to the Guardian, the striker, who played the second-half against the Saints, has picked up a knee ligament strain, which is set to keep him out of the game against the Cherries, and is also a doubt for the crucial Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (31 October). This will a be a big blow to the former Borussia Dortmund manager, who is also without strikers Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings, who are both sidelined with knee injuries they picked up just prior to Klopp's first game in-charge against Tottenham Hotspur. The manager is now dependent on 20-year-old striker Divock Origi, who arrived from a loan spell at Lille this summer, after having signed for Liverpool before the start of last season.
Benteke's loss will be a massive loss for the Reds, who have struggled for goals this season. The Anfield outfit have managed just nine goals in 10 Premier League games, the same number as bottom-placed club Aston Villa. The striker, who was making his second appearance after recovering from a hamstring injury, was passed fit by the manager on Tuesday, but the report claims that the striker will return to the treatment room to join fellow forwards Ings and Sturridge.
Klopp is still searching for his first win as Liverpool manager after drawing his first three games in the Premier League and the Europa League.