Bukayo Saka has sent a message to Liverpool star Kostas Tsimikas (Picture: Getty)
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has apologised for breaking the collarbone of Liverpool star Kostas Tsimikas at Anfield on Saturday.
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Tsimikas was forced off in the first half with injury after clattering into his own manager Jurgen Klopp following a battle for the ball with Saka, with the Greek left-back taken to hospital.
News of Tsimikas’ injury is a huge blow for the Reds with fellow left-back Andy Robertson also currently ruled out.
Klopp, speaking after the match between the Premier League title challengers ended in a 1-1 draw, told Sky Sports: ‘It was massively overshadowed by Kostas Tsimikas collarbone issue, definitely broken, so he is out for a long time.
‘The other issues we will have to see. It is hard for us to swallow with the Robbo [Andy Robertson] situation.’
Saka has apologised for the role he played in breaking Tsimikas’ collarbone as he told Sky Sports: ‘I’ve heard he’s gone to hospital so I want to apologise to him.
‘I didn’t mean it, of course. For me it was just a 50-50 and I’ve gone shoulder to shoulder with him.
Tsimikas was sent flying by Saka (Picture: Getty)
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‘I didn’t see but he must have taken a bad fall, I didn’t see that he went into Jurgen Klopp either. I was focussed on running forward because I didn’t think it was a foul.’
Arsenal’s draw with Liverpool means they sit top of the Premier League table at Christmas, with their next fixture taking place on December 28 with a home game against West Ham.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are back in action on Boxing Day (December 26) with a trip to Burnley.
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