Liverpool suffer yet another injury blow as James Milner is forced off within the first 15 minutes of crucial Leicester clash as midfielder becomes their TENTH star on the sidelines
- James Milner has been added to Liverpool’s ever-extending list of injuries
- The veteran limped-off just 15 minutes into the clash with Leicester on Saturday
- Thiago came on in his place, making it four injuries in six days for the Reds
Jurgen Klopp just can’t wake up from his injury nightmare this season, suffering yet another selection blow as James Milner limped-off against Leicester to join ten stars on the sidelines.
The veteran midfielder was replace by Thiago just 15 minutes into Liverpool’s crucial face-off with Leicester on Saturday.
Milner’s knock is the fourth in six days for the Reds, joining Fabinho, Ben Davies, Divock Origi, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher and Naby Keita in a packed Anfield physio room.
James Milner added to Liverpool’s endless list of injuries after just 15 minutes on Saturday
The 35-year-old was replaced by Thiago Alcantara just 15 minutes into their Leicester clash
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s selection headache got even worse with Milner’s replacement
The Reds are already being forced to play skipper Jordan Henderson at centre-back, handing Ozan Kabak his debut in the must-win meeting with Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes.
Liverpool have all four of their first-choice centre-backs out, with January signing Davies unavailable too.
They sat third before kick-off despite the injury misery, but have a mountain to climb to catch now-favourites Manchester City, who beat Klopp’s men 4-1 in a humiliating collapse last time out.
Milner barely had time to make an impact before joining the rest of the Reds’ walking wounded
‘At full tilt Liverpool are challenging City to win the league, no doubts,’ Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport punditry duty before kick-off.
‘But I don’t think anybody would be in their position with the amount of stuff that has destabilised their season. That’s a credit to them, and I still see them finishing third.
‘Anyone else, going through what they’ve gone through, are finishing eighth or 10th.’
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