Liverpool face a challenging time ahead as they move closer to the December break. No one is complaining about the Reds' position on the ladder, however with some niggling injuries to key players there will be some challenges to deal with in the days and weeks to come. A promising 2-0 win over Sunderland also came with a dose of concern on the injury front for Jurgen Klopp.
Key Player Injuries
Liverpool has had a relatively positive run with injuries compared to previous campaigns, nevertheless some key players are currently under injury clouds. Philippe Courtinho is the perhaps the most concerning name on the list. Courtinho suffered ligament damage in the match against Sunderland and was seen wearing a protective moon boot in training, while he awaited for the result of his scans. Fellow Brazilian Roberto Firmino was also injured in the 2-0 win over the Black Cats, from a blow to the calf, however he received a far less severe assessment and is only expected to miss one midweek match. Adam Lallana is still sidelined with the groin injury that he picked up on representative duties for England early in November.
One of the biggest positives from the victory at Ansfield was the team’s persistence and the heart that they displayed in the face of an extremely well organised and structured Sunderland backline and goalkeeper. The Black Cats kept the Reds scoreless until late in the match, when substitute striker Divock Origi scored a stunner across to break the deadlock. Origi is a young and promising striker that thrives when given a chance on field, though he’s had precious few opportunities this year. He is also benefiting from the input of Thierry Henry, who is working with Belgium and gives advice to the younger player to help improve his game.
Oren Shabat Laurent is a passionate Liverpool fan and a cryptocurrency entrepreneur. He has been involved with sports from a young age, and sponsored football and basketball.