The Liverpool injury list is outrageous at the minute. The Reds have been ravaged by injuries with a majority of them being sustained as a result of the hectic schedule, shortened pre-season and regulations on substitutions. After this weekend, the Liverpool injury list has grown to the point that a majority of the starting XI is now unavailable.
Sorry start to season
Liverpool’s start to the season has been characterised by injury after injury.
The Reds have lost well over a dozen players at one time or another.
Frustratingly, we’ve only seen a game and a half from Thiago after the Spaniard contracted COVID and then caught a serious case of Petulant Richarlison in the Merseyside Derby.
The most devastating blow has been Virgil van Dijk being ruled out for the season after he was flown through in the Merseyside Derby.
Liverpool injury list grows
During the international break the Liverpool injury list has grown even longer.
Andy Robertson missed Scotland’s latest game with a hamstring problem.
Jordan Henderson was brought off at halftime against Belgium with a muscle issue.
Mo Salah has tested positive for COVID-19 whilst away with Egypt.
Most devastatingly of all, Joe Gomez has been ruled out for most of the season with an injury sustained in training with England.
This means that six of the starting XI are currently unfit: the entire back four have problems, Jordan Henderson is awaiting an assessment and Mo Salah is isolating for a fortnight.
What RTK has to say
This season is just a gimme for Jürgen Klopp now, it’s a free hit.
We’re not going to judge him. Whatever happens. He’s earned mountains of credit with the fans and this is an unprecedented series of injuries he faces.
It is unfortunate that we’ve gotten here in the first place, had the powers that be shown some concern for player welfare by allowing more substitutions or a fairer schedule then perhaps we wouldn’t be in this situation.