Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool midfielder James Milner was forced off with a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.
The Reds were left frustrated at the Amex Stadium after a late penalty from Pascal Gross cancelled out Diogo Jota’s second-half strike.
Andy Robertson took a wild swing to clear the ball and caught Danny Welbeck in the box in stoppage time. Referee Stuart Atwell opted not to award a penalty initially, but changed his mind after watching a replay on the pitch-side monitor.
To make matters worse, Milner went down after 73 minutes and had to be replaced by Curtis Jones.
Liverpool’s injury list has been piling up in recent weeks after losing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee problems, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is out with a calf injury.
Klopp has been left fuming by his side’s hectic fixture schedule and Premier League clubs not being allowed to have five substitutes this season.
Speaking after the Brighton draw, Klopp told BT Sport: ‘Yeah. Hamstring, surprise. And they [Brighton] had injuries as well because it’s a tough time.’