Liverpool media round-up: Origi injury blow as others return, Chilwell to be offered new deal at Leicester

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool's injury crisis at the heart of their defence may be easing, but it shows no signs of improvement among their strikers with the Guardian reporting that Divock Origi has had to have knee surgery and will be out for a month.

The young Belgian has been nursing a hamstring problem he picked up on Boxing Day against Leicester City but this fresh blow means he could be ruled out until late February.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Daniel Sturridge is still sidelined as manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping for the forward to get a string of training sessions together to prove his fitness.

Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho, Jordan Henderson and Jordon Ibe are all expected to be available for tomorrow night's game against the league leaders.

One other player who is continuing his comeback from injury is Jon Flanagan who managed to play another 45 minutes for the Reds' under-21 side against Southampton yesterday, the Echo reports.

Flanagan has not been able to play a first team game since May 2014 because of a persistent knee injury. The 23-year-old won the penalty that led to the young Reds equalising as they managed to overcome the Saints 2-1.

Liverpool have been linked with young Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in recent weeks by the Daily Telegraph, but they now report that the Foxes will offer the 19-year-old defender a new deal - whose current £800 per week deal expires in 18 months.

Arsenal are also believed to be interested in the defender, who appeared in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

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