True although at that point you do have to start questioning (at the risk of sounding like that fitness egg bloke) why we have such persistent injuries spread across the team.
Yep, it's a fair point but I would say that having long term injuries to others has put a huge strain on those remaining.
Sturridge and Ings for example, that has put the burden on Origi and Firmino. One they wouldn't have been expected to carry throughout the whole season. Same with Lovren, he's been repeatedly injured throughout his time here, not sure what his career looked like before he got here but he does seem to get 'infections' a lot more regularly than the average person.
Is that really to do with fitness or just his constitution? Hendo is another long standing problem, no pun intended, and while it may not be his heel this time, as will all long term injuries if trained upon they can have knock on effects elsewhere as the body compensates. Firmino was actually due an injury unfortunately, due to being relied upon for so many games it should come as no surprise that he's finally took a knock he can't quickly recover from but in all honesty I don't think too much of what we're suffering from is self inflicted.
You could suggest that we shipped Sturridge on as he was too fragile to be relied upon, something that has been levelled at him for a long time and on that one I think most of us, with the benefit of hindsight, would have thought that would have been the right time.
Anyway as it is we've got a decent first team there that should be able to get the job done against the worst away side in the league. Expecting a good performance by Divock, his form has started to turn for the better and I'd love to see him really show signs of progress now.
COME ON REDMEN!!