How Liverpool’s injury crisis stacks up against Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and more

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has had to tinker with his squad all season long due to an ongoing injury crisis and the data for Premier League clubs this campaign make it clear that they’ve had it far worse than any other side. The Reds came into this season on a high having won their first top flight title in 30 years.

Klopp’s side blew their rivals away last season, finishing 18 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

Such was their dominance, Liverpool entered the new season as favourites to win back-to-back titles, especially following the additions of Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara.

But their season soon derailed before it even began when Virgil van Dijk ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the Merseyside derby back in October.

Injuries have since continued to stack up with Joe Gomez also suffering a long-term injury while the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho, Joel Matip and Naby Keita have also missed a substantial amount of games.

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Rival bosses have argued that every team suffers injury struggles throughout a season and Liverpool aren’t alone in their issues.

But Premier League data indicates that Liverpool have been hit worse this season than any other side in England’s top flight.

Both Crystal Palace and Leicester currently have the biggest injury list with the two teams having nine players unavailable at the moment.

Henderson’s groin injury last month left Klopp without eight players for last weekend’s match against Sheffield United, but both Diogo Jota and Alisson are expected to return soon.


However, when looking at days lost from injuries, Liverpool’s retched injury record is laid bare.

Liverpool players have missed a total of 1,029 days due to injury or other reasons, according to Premier Injuries data.

That’s almost 200 more than the next worst-hit club, Crystal Palace while Newcastle have also been badly affected this season.

Runaway Premier League leaders City have had their fair share of issues as well with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte all missing large periods.

City players have missed a total of 603 days – 426 less than Liverpool’s league-high tally.

Chelsea and Arsenal though have the league’s lowest figure with their players missing a total of 276 and 354 days respectively.

Tottenham players meanwhile have missed a total of 433 days, meaning adding all three London club’s totals together only just sees them level with Liverpool’s injury crisis.

And Manchester United players have missed a total of 493 days between them this season.

Liverpool will hope for better luck next season when they’ll hope to snatch back the crown from champions elect City.

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