Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has played Liverpool’s injury problems down and compared it to back when he was playing for the Gunners.
Parlour says that their squad was small and they played week-in-week-out with the same team, playing in the Premier League and the FA Cup.
He does admit, however, that the state of pitches in the modern era cause more injuries due to how solid the ground is – resulting in more cruciate injuries – as opposed to the soft pitches back in his day playing for Arsenal in the 90’s.
TalkSport posted the clip on Twitter, with Parlour offering his thoughts on Liverpool’s current situation in regards to injuries.
🔴 “In the 97/98 season our #Arsenal squad wasn’t that big.”
🤷♂️ “Most weeks we played more or less the same team in the PL & cups.”
👊 “The pitches are better now and I think you just have to get on with it.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 20, 2020
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all among the current players out injured for Liverpool. Van Dijk and Gomez are both set to miss the majority of the campaign after suffering knee injuries earlier this season.