Monday, January 18, 2021

Liverpool’s Star left the Old Trafford with nasty injury on crutches.

The Brazilian forward was forced off to leave during Liverpool 0-0 draw with bitter rivals Manchester United.

The clash between Liverpool and Manchester United initiated brilliantly untill the crisis of injury begins with a lot of interruptions. Almost four Red players suffered injuries during the match. Among them Roberto Firmino suffered a sickening injury against Manchester United. Roberto Firmino suffered a thread of nasty injuries during Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Firmino could be set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a sickening injury against Manchester United this weekend. The Brazilian was forced off after half and hour during Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with the Red Devils, having gone over on his right ankle. The Brazilian picked up the ankle problem while playing a pass in the first half.

Footage showed Firmino landing awkwardly after making a pass, with his foot folding right underneath himself before he collapsed in pain. He was pictured writhing in agony as he waited for treatment. The 27-year-old tried to continue but hobbled off the pitch under his own steam and was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches leaving a doubt in mind for the clash with Watford on Wednesday.

Liverpool fans will be heartened by the fact that Firmino attempted to carry on playing, with the crutches expected to be a precaution as opposed to an indication of a more serious injury. However, the incident do not look pleasant and it is unsurprising that the striker made way for Daniel Sturridge. Firmino was the third of four players forced off injured during the first half at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard were all substituted after suffering injuries, with Lingard having come on himself as a replacement for Mata.

Speaking immediately after the match, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp said:

“It is his ankle. First he said he could carry on, then that he couldn’t.

I don’t know exactly the extent of the problem.

Bobby said at first he could carry on but then he showed it didn’t work.”

When asked about an estimated time-frame for Firming’s recovery, Klopp said:

I don’t know exactly, it is Bobby, so it will be quicker than with all the others but first we have to know what it is exactly – and we don’t know at the moment.”

Author’s Take

The game started really well but the thread of injuries made Liverpool lost the rhythm as players struggled with the injuries. United played with a completely new midfield and three up front. The strange game that the rejuvenated United played on Sunday. But Liverpool is having a clean sheet till now yet they have to come up with a better gaming statregy since they have lost their Brazilian star.

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