Jurgen Klopp said “hamstring” was his least favourite word of 2015 and his hatred for the word has certainly continued into the new year.
That’s because, according to reports, Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira has just suffered a hamstring injury.
Earlier in the day it appeared a deal to bring Teixeira to Anfield was imminent with delegates from the club, including chief executive Ian Ayre travelling to Florida to meet with Shakhtar and the player.
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The Ukrainian club had been in the United States on a winter training camp and hours after Liverpool made contact with the player, he reportedly pulled his hamstring in training.
It appears that Russian journalist Artur Petrosyan broke the news, with many media outlets also running the story.
Liverpool fans took to Twitter to initially express their delight at the prospect of bringing the Brazilian, who has scored 22 goals in 15 league games this season, to Merseyside.
But since hearing the news, Liverpool’s delight quickly turned to despair:
It’s reported that the Merseyside club offered £24.5 million for the 26-year-old but this recent injury may cause a few issues to the proposed transfer.