Liverpool handed more injury problems with James Milner forced off during first half of Leicester game on Saturday; club revealed Divock Origi and Ben Davies were ruled out before the game with new injuries; players including Virgil van Dijk and Diogo Jota are already on the injury list
Liverpool have been handed a new triple blow in their injury-hit season after James Milner, Divock Origi and Ben Davies developed fitness concerns.
Milner started the champions’ game at Leicester on Saturday lunchtime but was replaced by Thiago Alcantara in the first half after picking up an injury.
It was unclear what was troubling the midfielder, who was able to leave the field unaided.
While Milner’s injury was sustained during the game at the King Power Stadium, Origi and Davies’ troubles were revealed ahead of kick-off.
No timescale has been placed on the returns of Origi or Davies, who is yet to make his debut for the club after his Deadline Day arrival from Preston.
Liverpool’s bid to retain their Premier League title has been undermined by injuries this season, leaving them 10 points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.
Virgil van Dijk has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury against Everton in October, while Joe Gomez also picked up a knee injury just weeks later. It is unclear whether either defender will play again this season.
Fellow centre-back Joel Matip will definitely not feature again this campaign due to an ankle injury suffered last month. Diogo Jota and Naby Keita are also long-term absentees and have not played in 2021.