Jurgen Klopp Reveals Martin Skrtel’s Injury Setback; Defender To Miss Hectic February

Martin Skrtel’s return to action has been delayed by “two or three weeks” after the Liverpool defender suffered a setback, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.

Skrtel has been on the sidelines since being forced off at Watford on Dec. 20 and was in line to start practicing at Melwood again during the past few days.

But the Reds will now be without his services for a longer period.

“We had the problem with Martin Skrtel, a little bit re-injured,” Klopp said. “He needs another two or three weeks, we have to see.”

There was positive news elsewhere on the fitness front, however, with Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge stepping up their respective recoveries as planned.

The attacking trio will not be considered for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland but may come into contention for the FA Cup replay at West Ham United on Feb. 9.

Read more from Klopp on LiverpoolFC.com >>

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