Liverpool just can’t catch a break at the moment. The Reds have been losing first team players at a rate of knots due to the hectic schedule and the ongoing global health crisis. The bad luck has extended into the academy with two stars limping off at the weekend. Liverpool have confirmed Paul Glatzel and Joe Hardy will be out for ‘several weeks’ with injury.
Liverpool injury crisis
At this point it’s a case of who hasn’t been injured?
The Reds have lost near enough everybody to the treatment table at one time or another.
Alisson had a shoulder issue early on. Thiago has been out with illness and injury – managing just a game and a half since his summer switch.
Most crucially, Virgil van Dijk won’t play again this season after rupturing his ACL in the Merseyside Derby.
Joe Gomez will also miss most of the campaign with a knee problem of his own.
To add further misery, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still sidelined with a calf issue.
Paul Glatzel and Joe Hardy injury update
Even the Liverpool academy is suffering with knocks and niggles.
This weekend saw two of the U23s forwards forced off the field, one limping off, the other stretchered off.
Liverpool have today confirmed that Paul Glatzel and Joe Hardy will miss ‘several weeks’ through injury.
The pair picked up ankle ligament issues during the 0-0 draw with Southampton U23s at the weekend.
What RTK has to say
This is just awful news. Paul Glatzel has only just recovered from a devastating injury and now he is back on the treatment table.
Joe Hardy hasn’t had the easiest of times with fitness issues either.
The Reds really can’t catch a break at the minute, they’ll be wondering when their rotten luck will end.
We wish both players the best. Hopefully they’ll be back to full fitness in no time, we’re expecting big things from both of them.