Liverpool have suffered yet another injury, with forward Divock Origi ruled out of the tie with Leicester City with a hamstring injury.
The Belgian is the latest Red to join the sidelines, in a season that has ultimately been defined by the club’s ludicrous injury list.
Origi has a hamstring injury, which by my calculations makes him the 934857379845739485738945th #LFC player to be injured. This week.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) February 13, 2021
Origi had been set to play his 100th league game for the side, but will now face a potentially lengthy spell out of action.
Jurgen Klopp has benefitted from little luck this term when it comes to his squad, with his starting centre-back duo both out with long-term injuries – in addition to his backup choices, Fabinho and Joel Matip.
Liverpool’s struggles have effectively ruled them out of a title challenge, with the German shifting the club’s ambitions this year and asserting that the new priority must be qualifying for the Champions League spots.
It’s a strange scenario to come to terms with, considering how the Reds romped their way to a first tile in 30 years and a rather remarkable 18 point lead over rivals Manchester City.
Given the repercussions of losing a host of centre-halves, however, one might fairly argue that we’ve done well to hang on to a place in the top four so far.