Jurgen Klopp’s latest injury blow provides further evidence for why they should have gone out and signed a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer. Thiago Alcantara was forced off with a calf issue during the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for Liverpool with minutes to go until half-time, before a Mohamed Salah goal, and a spectacular volley from Naby Keita, made sure of the win late on.
Liverpool, unlike their rivals, scarcely delved into their pockets during the transfer window, despite losing midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
The midfielders contract expired at the end of June and the Dutchman subsequently opted for a new challenge at Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG, rather than remain at Anfield.
However, Klopp’s side appeared content with just the one signing in Ibrahima Konate, who joined the club from RB Leipzig in a move worth £36million.