28 November 2019

How Fabinho injury dismisses 'lucky' Liverpool claims


Man City have certainly been unlucky with injuries this season but Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have had their own problems

While Man City have suffered a plethora of injuries this season, Liverpool's problems in the medical department are also beginning to mount.

Reds fans are awaiting the diagnosis of Fabinho's ankle issue with bated breath, after the Brazilian was forced off in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Napoli.


With Joel Matip still yet to make a return and Mohamed Salah recovering from an ankle problem, the niggles are beginning to bite for Jurgen Klopp.

Admittedly, City have faced somewhat of a defensive crisis.

Aymeric Laporte remains ruled out until the New Year after undergoing surgery on a knee injury, while John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko have all missed several weeks.

Leroy Sane is also sidelined with a long-term problem, while Ederson missed the defeat at Anfield and Sergio Aguero is set to miss upcoming games with another muscle issue.

But Liverpool haven't had it all their own way either.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, one of Liverpool's top performers last season, missed 11 games after tearing his calf on the opening day.

Another key man, Joel Matip, has missed 10 games and remains sidelined with a knee problem.

Naby Keita was absent for seven games, while Xherdan Shaqiri has only just returned to contention for first team duties.

Salah has been struggling with an ankle issue since the win over Leicester, and missed the draw at Old Trafford

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