Liverpool had an awful time last season. The Reds were ravaged by injuries and almost missed out on a top four spot as a result. We could be set for further inconvenient absences in the near future. Liverpool could be without four key players after the international break.
Absences last season
The 2020/21 campaign is one Kopites will want to forget.
In October we saw Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the season with Joe Gomez sidelined a few weeks later.
Thereafter players were dropping like flies.
Thiago endured a long period out whilst Diogo Jota also missed a few months.
The ever reliable Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out for a period.
We finished the season with our captain on the sidelines and a makeshift centre back partnership.
Liverpool dreading international break
The forthcoming international break could be set to cause chaos in the Premier League.
According to a report in The Mirror, as many as 50 top flight stars could miss up to two games due to hotel quarantine rules.
The report states that players returning from red list countries are facing a 10 isolation spell which would see them ruled out for two fixtures.
Club chiefs are said to be in talks with DCMS in an effort to get around the quarantine rules.
Liverpool would be without Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Fabinho and Mo Salah for games against Leeds United and Crystal Palace as well as a Champions League tie in midweek.
What RTK has to say
Surely something has to be done about this.
50 players missing for two games is just unacceptable.
The competition can swing on the result of two games, the Reds being without four of the starting XI would be a massive blow.
Fingers crossed the powers that be come to their senses over this one.