'Early signs of disaster': Some Liverpool fans discuss 'shock' report on £75,000-a-week man
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after the Japanese Football Association announced that Takumi Minamino had suffered an injury.
What’s the story?
Well, the Japan FA announced earlier today that the £75,000-a-week forward had withdrawn from the squad after picking up a knock.
The Liverpool Echo believe Minamino’s injury isn’t serious.
However, it comes at a bad time for Jürgen Klopp, as Roberto Firmino was withdrawn against Chelsea due to an injury.
The 26-year-old is yet to feature for the Reds this season, having been named on the bench for all three Premier League games.
Perhaps that is why he suffered an injury with Japan, as he doesn’t have any match fitness.
Is history repeating itself for Liverpool after Takumi Minamino’s injury?
Last season, the Reds left themselves short of depth in the centre-back department, and were made to pay for it almost immediately.
In just the fifth Premier League game of the season, Virgil van Dijk suffered his serious knee injury, while Joe Gomez Joël Matip also suffered issues.
Now, after only three games, Klopp finds himself without Firmino and Minamino after failing to strengthen his attack in the transfer window.
By the sounds of it, neither injuries are serious, although it’s still worrying to see them pick up problems so early into the season.
Should Klopp lose Firmino and Minamino for a substantial amount of time, only Divock Origi will be able to offer backup to Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah.
For a side hoping to win their Premier League title back, that simply isn’t good enough.
Let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about Minamino’s injury…
here we go again https://t.co/4zAaLhl8G0— akshay (@akshayzz_) September 4, 2021
It’s beginning ladies and gentlemen. https://t.co/CzHbLQR5B0— – (@AnfieldRd96) September 4, 2021
Thank god we just used the last three months to strengthen in an area we have little depth in!— Liam Hejsak (@LiamHejsak) September 4, 2021
love how pragmatic FSG are 🙌🏼 https://t.co/YSzPj7ifPQ
and it has started firmino and minamino now out https://t.co/7tXYyFsK3s— Joel McEniry (@joelmceniry) September 4, 2021
Think we could all predict this was going to happen🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/XQgXbJ6qjK— Mat Grindel (@MatGrindel) September 4, 2021
Imagine my Shock. Liverpool not learning from mistakes! https://t.co/HynXcXT60U— Anfield Leak (@AnfieldLeak) September 4, 2021
Early signs of disaster— CenDrolina(FsGGtfomyclub) (@FearRoseA) September 4, 2021
Firmino injured. Minamino injured. Origi not leaving… Back to Origi as backup!— fuutboller (@fuutboller) September 4, 2021
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