The Reds ended the Asia tour with 9 injuries & a Singapore Trophy

The Reds ended the Asia tour with 9 injuries & a Singapore Trophy

Liverpool FC had a shocking start to their pre-season as they were thumped by their arch-rivals Manchester United by 4-0. But the Reds bounced back in Singapore by defeating Crystal Palace by 2-0 and in course of commencing the Asia tour, the Merseyside club suffered 9 injuries.

The 2nd pre-season friendly saw Liverpool cruise past the Eagles with two senior Reds scoring at either side of half-time. The Red half of Merseyside had finally something to cheear with a brilliant finish from the skipper Jordan Henderson. While Harvey Elliott registered himself on the assist sheet giving around 50,000 fans a treat to watch for.

The 19-year-old has been the Reds’ best player in the pre-season so far. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah looked as sharp as a knife cutting inside from the right flank to give Liverpool a 2-goal cushion. With this, the Reds saw a vintage Trent-Salah pairing, which gave the English club their first pre-season victory.

The 9 injuries suffered by the Reds during the pe-season Asia tour

We already knew that Diogo Jota and Alisson Becker will be missing the Palace game. As the Portugues and the Brazilian were dealing with their hamstring and fitness issues respectively.

Meanwhile, when the team sheet was out, it was revealed that Joe Gomez, Melkamu Frauendorf and Tom Hill were also missing with ‘knocks.’

Thereafter, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was called-off from the turf in the closing stages of the initial half against Palace. The reports after the match confirmed it to be another hamstring injury. Moreover, the England international is also going through a bad run of form.

While we cannot forget about the respective injuries of Caoimhin Kelleher, Calvin Ramsay and Kaide Gordon. As these young guns missed the entire tour due to injuries.

However, the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp shared a vital injury update after the Singapore win. The German gave an important update about the Community Shield game against Manchester City.

As per the Liverpool manager, Alisson will be back in the goalkeeping position but the game might come too soon for Jota.

Thus, Anfield Home wishes the Reds a safe and injury-free season ahead.

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