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Do Liverpool Get Too Many Injuries?

The Reds are still fighting for a potential quadruple again this season, however, they're not showing that scintillating form they had in the 2022 season where they picked up a Carabao Cup and an FA Cup.

Despite their positive results, Jurgen Klopp's men have suffered a lot of injuries this campaign. The latest news that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai will miss the Carabao Cup final, has left many fans questioning the medical team at the club.

The news also coincides with Dominik Szoboslzai's injury as the Hungarian has sustained another hamstring injury. Serious injuries like this can derail any team's season and could put Jurgen Klopp's dream end at the club in jeopardy. The Merseyside Reds have had nine long-term injuries this season with the likes of Andrew Robertson, Kostas Tsimikas, Joel Matip, Thiago, and Stefen Bajcetic as long-term absentees.

With Jurgen Klopp's men fighting on all four fronts, all of the squad will be needed if the German is to pull off a monumental last season as he looks to hand over the reins at the end of this campaign (Read here to find out who could take over Jurgen Klopp). The recent re-injury of Thiago Alcantara has left many fans furious as the Spanish international was out for a year before returning to action in his five-minute cameo against Arsenal last weekend.

The Spaniard's time at the club has been hindered by injuries and with his contract running out at the end of the season, it's hard to deny that the Arsenal game could be the 32-year-old's last game at the club.

The Carabao Cup is looming for the Reds as they take on Chelsea at Wembley once again with the chance of winning their 10th league cup. A first chance at a trophy for Liverpool this season and there is room for more as Jurgen Klopp's men chase down the Premier League, Europa League, and FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp has often complained about the fixture list but he is proving to be right as multiple teams have had double-digit players miss time. Before the turn of the year, the average number of injuries per club that forced a player to miss a game was 9.8, according to data tracking from Premier Injuries, and overall injuries were up 15% compared to the last four seasons.

The fixture list has a lot to answer for, for these injuries but in The Reds' case, it could be argued that the medical team is not doing enough to keep the players fit. There has been a lot of speculation as to how Trent- Alexander Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai have been re-inured.

There have been calls for a new medical department at the club but any such overhaul would not happen until the summer when there will be a transformation at the club. There is an argument to be had about the overwhelming amount of injuries at the club, however, the increasing fixture list is playing a huge part in injuries this season.

The summer may prove to see a new medical department at the club as Jurgen Klopp's tenure comes to an end. The frustrations of the fans are understandable, but every team is suffering and thus is leading to an exhilarating title race and a potential quadruple for the Merseyside Reds.

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