Many Liverpool fans were left raging after midfielder James Milner limped off injured during their Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday.
The 35-year-old started alongside Gini Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones in Jurgen Klopp’s typical midfield trio that he likes to use – but saw his afternoon significantly cut short at the King Power Stadium.
After just 17 minutes, the English veteran was forced to make way for Thiago Alcantara after looking in great discomfort, forcing Klopp to take early action.
Milner joins the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Joel Matip, Ben Davies, Divock Origi and Naby Keita in the Anfield treatment room – four of those setbacks have occurred in the last six days (via Ian Doyle).
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Unsurprisingly, supporters were getting fed up with the same injury narrative that has dominated the 2020/21 campaign and did not hold back on their feelings towards Liverpool’s latest fitness blow.
Fans rage at Milner injury
“Another injury. You couldn’t make this stuff up”
“Milner plays 15 minutes before leaving injured. As much as I’m excited to get Thiago into this midfield, I’m beginning to think our entire season is an extended prank on the Liverpool physios #LFC”
“Milner off injured after 17 mins. We’ve spent our transfer budget on treatment tables. #LFC”
“This is getting ridiculous now”
“This needs to stop”
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