Liverpool FC triumphed in their Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Stoke City at the Britannia by a solitary goal, but the win came at a heavy cost
While Reds’ supporters can start dreaming of a first cup final under JA?rgen Klopp, the euphoria following the game was tempered significantly by the injuries to centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Kolo Tour , who both seemed to suffer hamstring injuries, with the former being substituted just after the half-hour mark.
To make matters worse, Philippe Coutinho suffered the same fate in only the 18th minute of the game, only for his replacement Jordan Ibe to score the decisive goal with eight minutes left to play in the first half.
Liverpool FC fans were understandably shaken by the two first-half injuries, and took to Twitter to express their concern about the impacts it would have on their upcoming games, which include back-to-back Premier League matches against Arsenal FC and Manchester United.
Here is some of the reaction to Tuesday’s eventful semi-final first-leg at the Britannia:
Much needed win. But can’t believe we dont have a single fit centre back ?Y? Y? Y? Y? Y? Y? Y? Y? Y?i??
ai??i?? Aakriti Mehrotra (@Aakriti1) January 5, 2016
Surely have to bring Ilori in from that utterly pointless Villa loan now right? ai??i?? Jaidatt Udiyavar (@udiyavar) January 5, 2016
With Coutinho and Lovren injured laat night, we can say that our season is basically over~ Let’s just hope Leicester win it..
ai??i?? Welling! (@archloverz) January 6, 2016
Pleased with the win 0-1 last night on Carling cup semis, but gutted that Coutinho, Lovren, and Sakho got injured in the process. #LFC
ai??i?? Slainte Clev (@endoclev) January 6, 2016
Klopp: “Hamstring is the shit word of the year for me.” Today: Coutinho, Lovren and Tour pull their hamstring. ai??i?? SlightlyUsedCondom (@Da_Costa_city) January 5, 2016
Turns out that Lucas, a centre midfielder, is the best centre back at Liverpool FC.
ai??i?? Paddy Power (@paddypower) . January 5, 2016
Wow. Three hammys. Any fitness coaches get your cv’s in the post. Liverpool FC, Melwood… ai??i?? Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) January 5, 2016
Sad to see the muscle injuries accumulating at Liverpool FC after Jurgen Klopp arrived. Sad but very predictable. pic.twitter.com/YaOrBQ8JeS
ai??i?? Raymond Verheijen (@raymondverheije) January 5, 2016
ai??i?? TheOfficialLFCStory (@LFCHistoryShow) January 5, 2016