Ok, this is getting pretty ridiculous now.
It seems no matter how far you distance yourself away from Liverpool, the inevitable outcome of the 2020/21 curse will quickly catch up with you.
This certainly seems to be the case with Takumi Minamino, who is currently on loan with Southampton, after the Liverpool star picked up a hamstring injury ahead of Monday’s clash with Everton, per the Daily ECHO.
Another Liverpool setback
Minamino, 26, had enjoyed a strong start to his new life on the South Coast following a deadline-day switch from Anfield to St Mary’s. The former RB Salzburg forward has scored in two of his opening three starts under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
His injury co-aligns with the setback to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who was handed an eight-week lay-off on Friday morning after he underwent surgery to treat a groin problem.
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So, it seems that the injury curse for Jurgen Klopp’s squad this season stretches beyond those located at the AXA Training Centre.
The Reds have seen their Premier League-winning contingent decimated to its core practically all season, after all.
At times, it has seemed that everything that possibly could have gone wrong for Liverpool this season has gone wrong.
To put into perspective the club’s ongoing woes; it’s easier to list the players who haven’t fallen victim to long-term setbacks at Anfield.
In fact, only Andy Robertson, Gini Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have spent less than three weeks in the treatment room this season.
I suppose given the relentless nature of this crippling injury crisis, the question that remains is when will this inescapable curse be lifted?
Unfortunately, we do not have the answer that everyone is searching all corners of the world to find.
Still, Liverpool deserve credit to remain as competitive as they have despite the countless number of mitigating circumstances currently against them.
Let’s take a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to another one of the player’s on the clubs books falling victim to another injury.