Though Liverpool may yet qualify for the Champions Leauge, there’s little doubt this season has seen it’s fair share of frustrations creep up throughout its duration.
Having looked like title challengers at one point, the Reds’ defensive frailty and the absence of Sadio Mane during the African Cup of Nations have proved mightily frustrating as a battle to finish in the top four took precedence.
Still, even the two aforementioned subjects aren’t the most annoying thing about Klopp’s first full season in charge, it seems. Indeed, the injury crisis that continues to rock the club almost every week has seriously impacted the complexion of their campaign.
With Crystal Palace next up on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp has yet another spate of injuries to contend with. Ragnar Klavan, Lucas and Joel Matip are all struggling for fitness, wrecking Liverpool’s backline for the crunch clash with an in-form Eagles side.
They, along with the likes of Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana will miss Palace’s visit and Liverpool fans online have taken to Twitter to vent about the crisis.
@VeskoTrajkovic Is he the new Agger but with no tattoos?? ????
— Fields of Anfield Rd (@FOARsite) April 20, 2017
Matip's injury problems reinforces the need for a quality CB in the summer. #LFC
— Bliss Andoh (@BlissAndoh) April 20, 2017
@LivEchoLFC Absolutely ridiculous the number of injuries we are getting!!!! Some say it could be because the players arent tough enough?!
— Tom Corbett (@gerrard1212) April 20, 2017
Matip's injury record this season is raising some eyebrows. #LFC need quality reinforcements in the CB department – more obvious by the week
— Vesko Trajković (@VeskoTrajkovic) April 20, 2017
we are playing 1 game a week, and even then we cant put together a fit XI.. shocking injury record. #LFC
— MIGUEL (@LFCMIGUEL) April 20, 2017
What exactly is wrong with #Lfc players??? Why can't we just enjoy a good run of games like other teams, without fear of injury to players?!
— Gerrard's Love (@utchaycynthia) April 20, 2017