Why do Liverpool’s players get ill so often?
It’s not like they’re out drinking every night – they’re at peak fitness and in the prime of their lives – yet at any given point – there’s always someone suffering with a virus or a bug!
Yesterday, Roberto Firmino missed team training ahead of the Bayern Munich fixture due to feeling unwell. James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum have both been sick recently, as was Virgil van Dijk for the whole of January. Dejan Lovren, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip have been ill since the turn of 2019, as well!
Journalist David Lynch said players falling sick at Liverpool is ‘ridiculously regular…’ and he has a point.
Really does feel like #LFC players are afflicted by illness ridiculously regularly. Roberto Firmino expected to be fine by tomorrow, but it's still an anxious wait for Jurgen Klopp.https://t.co/XVyJSfstzf
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) February 18, 2019
In fairness, Wijnaldum had such bad diarrhoea against Bournemouth last time out, he said he was worried he was going to have an embarrassing moment on the pitch – and he still managed to put in a Man of the Match performance!
We wouldn’t back against Firmino doing the same tonight…