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Boss hopeful on Origi and Toure injuries.

LIVERPOOL are hopeful the injury sustained by Divock Origi at Bournemouth is not serious.

The Belgian striker was a late substitute as the Reds won 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, but appeared to finish the game in some discomfort.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said afterwards that the 20-year-old had some pain in his back, and Origi's fitness will be assessed ahead of Wednesday night's Merseyside derby at Anfield.

"He got a knock to his back, I think," Klopp said. "He was able to carry on, but I asked him after the game and he told me he had a knock to his back. Hopefully it's not serious."

Kolo Toure will also be assessed after he was forced off in the second half with an apparent hamstring issue.

"Kolo's problem is a little bit more," Klopp admitted. "It's the muscle.

"I'm not sure if it's cramp or something more, but in the last few months Kolo has not had any problems with his muscles, so hopefully it's not too serious either."

Liverpool, of course, are already without key midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Emre Can, both of whom could miss the rest of the season with knee and ankle issues respectively.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 18, 2016
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