Mate it never is until it becomes a problem like it has to us (LFC), and let me point out that Fab' back (Rushed Back) from a Hamstring could quite easily re-injury his and were would that leave our season...?
And you claim it is not a problem for most of the teams above... How many of them play in European competitions, as well as the Cup one and the Prem'...?
Arsenal, Spurs, United all in Europe this season, all had injury problems in defence this season and all made it further through the domestic cups than us.
Wolves still in the FA Cup.
If a team has 5 registered CBs then they are a player short in another area of the pitch, an area where we would likely have an extra man, most likely the midfield would be my guess. City have 5 CBs, yet they seemed to struggle when they had KDB, Silva and Fernandinho injured/struggling for fitness, they were then short for numbers there and lost 2 games in December back to back. While we, without Trent, without Gomez, without Matip and without Lovren...as well as without the holy grail Clyne, have still managed to win all but 2 games in the league since this injury crisis happened. Think that says something about our team and the number of CBs registered not being the biggest problem when you compare it to other teams.
Arsenal have struggled all season, the Mancs have 5 registered CBs and yet they are what, 16(?) points behind us. City have 5 and are 5 points behind us. Injury crisis’ can happen at any time, to any team and in any area of the pitch. City would have liked an extra man registered in the midfield back in December instead of having Mangala as a 5th defender not doing anything at all. These things happen and it’s not what happens to the players that is the problem, the problem is how you manage the situation and I’d say out of every teams injury problems this season, and teams have had it worse than us and better than us, I would say Klopp has managed the situation better than any other manager, as proven by our current league position.
I hope I have answered what you were saying, but I’m not sure what point you are trying to make though if I’m honest...
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