Georginio Wijnaldum Doubftul for Liverpool's Clash Against Man Utd With Hamstring Injury

Published on: 10 October 2016

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is a doubt for the Reds' huge encounter with Manchester United on Monday,according to the Sun.

Wijnaldum, who has earned praise so far as part of Liverpool's dynamic pressing system, picked up a hamstring injury during the Netherlands' 1-0 defeat against France on Monday night -whereManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba grabbed the winner -and limped off the pitch.

The injury will come as a blow to Wijnaldum, who has become a constant presence in Liverpool's midfield so far this season. The knock could give opportunities to the likes of Emre Can and Lucas, both of whom have been used sparingly so far this campaign, due to injury and lack of form.

Wijnaldum has been part of a midfield three for Liverpool so far this, alongside Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson, with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane impressing in attacking roles, areas in which Wijnaldum used to play for Newcastle United before his move to Anfield.

Monday's clash with Manchester United is arguably the biggest rivalry in England and a match which usually entertains millions around the world. Should results go their way at the weekend, Liverpool could have the chance to go top of the Premier League, so the news of first-teamer Wijnaldum's injury will come as a huge disappointment.

Wijnaldum has so far played in every Premier League match for Liverpool this season, contributing two assists during their impressive start to the season. Jurgen Klopp's side currently sit in fourth position, level on points with Arsenal, a point behind Spurs and two behind current leaders Manchester City.