FATIGUE AND INJURIES TAKE THEIR TOLL ON LIVERPOOL
Liverpool came into this one with many key players injured. Players like Georginio Wijnaldum have played a match every three days for months now.
This fatigue came to the fore as he could not influence the game against the Serie A side. Liverpool have only three senior midfielders fit and the bench had only young midfielders who were too inexperienced to make a difference even if they were called upon.
Even ever-reliable James Milner struggled to keep up with the tempo of the game. At 35, his best years are past him and it showed last night when he could not influence the proceedings much after having stellar 90 minutes against Leicester.
ORIGI’S POOR FORM CONTINUES
Divock Origi was on top of the lips of every Liverpool fan when he won them the Champions League in 2018-19 and was rewarded with a new contract for his efforts.
Everyone thought that would kickstart his Liverpool career once again. However, his gameplay has only gone downhill after that point. The Belgian has not scored regularly since then, let alone scoring crucial goals.
Given that Diogo Jota was signed in the summer, Origi took a big hit to the minutes he has played. Unfortunately, he was unable to make the most of his rare chance on Wednesday.
He looked like a passenger and offered no threat to the opposition in the hour he played before being taken out. With rumours already linking him to an exit, he missed out on yet another opportunity to shine for Klopp’s men.