Liverpool (16) have suffered the most injuries in the Premier League this season and only Everton (15) can compare to their terrible track record.
Perhaps it’s a Merseyside thing but it is quite worrying that out of the title challengers, the Reds have both the smallest squad and the worst injury record.
According to Premier Injuries, the Reds (9) have the most players currently out injured while Watford managed to beat Manchester United 4-1 with eight players sidelined.
It is a disappointing follow-up to last season’s injury crisis and, while Jurgen Klopp signed Ibrahima Konate to finally replace Dejan Lovren, it was a massive oversight to not find a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
I hate to bang on about injuries, replacements and the need for transfers but it is going to be really stressful to watch Liverpool between now and January with the current midfield options.
Curtis Jones is expected back soon but Naby Keita is sidelined without a timeframe for his return and he is set to head off for AFCON in January if he is fit.
Meanwhile, Harvey Elliott is also a long-term midfield absentee, so the only options available to Klopp between now and the start of February are Fabinho, Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hendo and Jones.
Hopefully, they can all avoid injury, otherwise Liverpool will be in a sticky position again. However, if Fabinho and Thiago are fit, Klopp should be able to cope as they are his best and most important midfielders.
In the meantime, we can only hope that Liverpool have a midfielder and a forward on their New Year shopping list and that FSG give Klopp some money to spend for Christmas.