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Liverpool injury crisis perfectly predicted by Raymond Verheijen

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Jurgen Klopp claimed that "hamstring" was his "s***"" word of 2015 and, after last night, it is the outright favourite to win the same accolade in 2016. Liverpool were rocked during Tuesday night's League Cup match against Stoke as three members of their team went down with hamstring injuries.

Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren were both forced off with the same affliction before half-time with Kolo Toure joining them late in the second half. Having used all three substitutions, the Ivory Coast veteran was forced to battle on until the final whistle.

They join Divock Origi, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Danny Ings in the Anfield treatment room. Amazingly, they now have six hamstring issues within the squad and no fit first-team centre-backs.

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But crying about their misfortune would be wrong. Apparently, this injury crisis has been a long time coming with renowned fitness guru Raymond Verheijen predicting it merely two weeks ago.

The Dutch fitness coach seems to spend more time on social media digging out Premier League managers than anything else these days, but he deserves credit where it is due. Whether through pure luck or judgement, he was spot on with regards to Liverpool. They're in crisis.

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The red zone

Verheijen believes that Klopp's training methods fail to take fatigue into account, pushing the players past their limits and into the red zone. Once they're in that red zone, an injury is inevitable.

Fair to say, Verheijen was keen to reiterate his point following last night's match, which, somehow, Liverpool won 1-0.

This guy is completely converted...

But at least they've still got Joe Allen...

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