25 Mar 2016

Bad News for Klopp: After Firmino, £52m Liverpool-duo suffer new injuries; may miss Spurs game

The international injury curse strikes again! With Liverpool needing all hands on deck in the final two months of the season, two of the club's strikers have been struck down with injury whilst on international duty.

According to the Daily Mail:

"Divock Origi and Christian Benteke^ pulled out [of the Belgium squad] through injury. Origi is suffering with a thigh problem [and] Benteke has been ruled out after injuring his knee during training".

What is it with Liverpool strikers and injuries? Danny Ings is out for the season with an ACL injury; Sturridge is generally injury prone, and both Benteke and Origi have suffered injuries already this season.

In Origi's case, this is his third injury of the season, and it seems that he gets derailed every time he starts to build up a bit of momentum. On the plus side, at least we're not talking about hamstring injuries!

Given Firmino's injury, some may see this is mini injury crisis, but in my view, the loss of Benteke and Origi won't make that much difference:

* Origi has scored just one piffling goal in the last twelve games, and rarely makes any game-changing impact for Liverpool.

* Benteke has been marginalised by Klopp, and barely plays anyway (averages 17 minutes a game since January), so there's not much to miss.

Ironically, with Firmino also out with hamstring injury, Daniel Sturridge is Liverpool's only fit striker :-)

^ Benteke: £40m-rated. Origi: Cost £10m. Combined total = £52m

Author: Jaimie K


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