Liverpool haven’t given up hope of Gini Wijnaldum featuring against Manchester United after scans revealed the midfielder has a hip injury.

Wijnaldum prompted an injury scare when limping off during Holland’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to France with what appeared a hamstring problem.

However, having undergone tests on his return to Melwood, it has emerged the Dutchman instead has a hip complaint.

No timescale has been set on a possible comeback for Wijnaldum, who is undergoing intensive treatment.

And that means Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hasn’t yet ruled the 25-year-old out of his preparations for Monday’s visit of bitter North West rivals United.

Wijnaldum has become the regular central midfield partner to skipper Jordan Henderson following his £25million summer move from Newcastle United.

Should he not be risked, Klopp is likely to turn to either Emre Can and Lucas Leiva to fill the breach.

Defensive duo Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren, who both withdrew from international duty due to injury, have resumed training this week and are expected to be available on Monday.

But Adam Lallana remains a major doubt as he struggles to recover from the groin problem that forced him off during the first half of the 2-1 win at Swansea City 12 days ago.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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