Jurgen Klopp ‘injures’ his own player against Arsenal, he was forced off

Liverpool’s latest injury came as a result of a collision with Jurgen Klopp on the touchline.

The Reds pulled level against Arsenal in the top of the table clash at Anfield, with Mo Salah cancelling out Gabriel’s early opener.

But Liverpool were forced into a first half change not long after equalising.

Bukayo Saka sent Kostas Tsimikas flying with a shoulder challenge on the right flank and the Greece international ended up tumbling into Klopp.

The German lost his footing and found himself on the turf.

It was bad news for Tsimikas, however. After a nasty landing, he appeared to be in discomfort with his shoulder and was replaced by Joe Gomez.

Unsurprisingly, social media was awash with reaction over the rare and bizarre incident.

One fan joked: “How Tsimikas didn’t get a yellow card for that tackle on Klopp is a joke.”

A second said: “VAR is such a disgrace that I fully expect Tsimikas to be sent-off for that tackle on Klopp.”

A third added: “Tsimikas really took down Klopp in a run after Saka pushed him off the field with his arm. Kostas still on the ground but Klopp is back up.”

Another user wrote: “Tsimikas knocked klopp down like a bowling pin.”

A fifth commented: “Klopp has just been flattened by Tsimikas. What have I just witnessed.”

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Tsimikas has been filling it out left-back following a shoulder injury suffered by Andy Robertson, who is now expected to be back in the New Year after being sidelined since October.

“We need to be patient a little bit, we need to be patient a little bit longer,” he said in his pre-match presser.

“But he’s fine. He can do all the physical work already, which annoys him quite a lot because he’s not allowed to do ball training. Little bit passing maybe, but not properly.

“But physically, when he is ready to go, allowed to go shoulder-wise, I think it is a short time until he will be back. We all hope it will be in January but I don’t know.”

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