Jürgen Klopp has confirmed an injury forced Darwin Nunez to sit out Monday's Premier League clash with Leicester City.

The Liverpool striker was not part of the matchday squad for the trip to King Power Stadium having sustained an issue in training ahead of the game.

“Yesterday we trained and he looked OK and then after training he said he feels something in his foot, in his big toe,” Klopp explained pre-match.

“So then we had to make a decision because we are two hours, 45 minutes away from Liverpool and we had to make a decision yesterday about the squad and we did that, so he was not involved. He is now here, I saw him, he wants to support the team but was not available.”

On whether the issue could sideline Nunez for the remainder of the season, Klopp added: “No, I don’t think so, the session didn’t look like that but after the session he felt it more than before and so we have to assess that in more detail.”