Liverpool face an uphill struggle for the rest of this season with one of their most important players ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. Things may have gone from bad to worse for Jürgen Klopp with both Thiago and Joel Matip unlikely to travel to the Ajax game.
Virgil van Dijk injury
The Virgil van Dijk injury will live long in the memory of Kopites.
The Dutchman was ruled out for the season with an ACL injury after Jordan Pickford recklessly flew in at the Dutchman’s knees in the Merseyside Derby.
Inexplicably, the goalkeeper was allowed to remain on the field after VAR David Coote reportedly forgot that he could send the shot stopper off, thinking the offside flag nullified anything afterwards.
Thiago and Matip unlikely for Ajax game
According to Paul Joyce, Thiago and Joel Matip are unlikely to travel to the Ajax game.
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Thiago is still recovering from a thuggish challenge from Richarlison after the Brazilian petulantly flew in at the Spaniard late on in the Derby.
Matip on the other hand has a muscle problem, he has been struggling with injuries in the past year and a bit, having played a full 90 minutes against the Ev he was unlikely to come out of the tie without any issues.
What RTK has to say
Remember that old myth that Liverpool get lucky with injuries? At least that has been dispelled.
The Reds have been devastated, utterly ravaged by injuries in recent weeks.
We’ve lost a full XI of players to problems since the start of the season, we are now heading to Ajax with just one natural centre back in Joe Gomez, Fabinho will likely have to lineup alongside the Englishman.