Three Liverpool players that were robbed by injuries
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Three Liverpool players that were robbed by injuries

There is nothing more frustrating than a talented player plagued by injuries. Liverpool have had their fair share of them in recent times. We are going to run through just three players in our recent history that had their careers robbed by injuries.

Lucas Leiva

Liverpool injuries have haunted us, Lucas Leiva was a victim. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Now this may seem like an odd one. Lucas played 346 games over 10 years for Liverpool. However, he suffered a nasty injury in his prime.

In May 2011, Leiva was awarded Liverpool’s player of the year award. In December of that year he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Lucas was out for the season. Although the Brazilian still played regularly for the Reds, he was cut down in the form of his life.  Imagine how good he could’ve been if a horror injury hadn’t interrupted him.

Jon Flanagan

Jon Flanagan was the latest in a string of Liverpool injuries. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Flanagan made 40 appearances for Liverpool between 2010 and 2018. He was dubbed by fans as the ‘Scouse Cafu’. We loved him, he was blood and thunder. He made that tackle on Raheem Sterling when he returned to Anfield. He even earned praise from the Brazilian legend he was compared to:

However, a series of knee injuries devastated his Liverpool career and he eventually followed Steven Gerrard to Rangers to rebuild his career.

Momo Sissoko

Liverpool injuries have robbed us of some talent, including Momo Sissoko. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Perhaps the most devastating of the lot. We had the best midfield in the world: Xabi Alonso, Momo Sissoko, Gerrard and Mascherano-o-o. Momo was our daddy long legs in the middle. After arriving from Valencia in the summer of 2005, he quickly became pivotal to our midfield. An awful eye injury suffered against Benfica completely changed him as a player. We loved him, he was going to be one of the greatest centre mids in the world.

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