Liverpool has been having a lot of mixed reviews as of late, Jurgen Klopp appears to be doing his best for the reds. They had scored 3-1 against Southampton right before the split of the Premier League into the World Cup phase.
Liverpool has also been quiet when it comes to drama, in stark contrast to what Manchester United is going through right now. Furthermore, in one of their matches against Tottenham, their opponent was booed by their own fans.
Other than that, Mukesh Ambani has shown a deep interest in the club and is willing to help them afford new players that might help them in the next Premier League. Klopp was in some hot waters for stating that Manchester City is using “Arab” money, but nevertheless they have been clean.
Unfortunately, there are some prominent Liverpool player that did not make the cut to the World Cup.
Liverpool players getting the much needed rest and recovery over the World Cup period:
Let’s go out and attack the second half of the season 💪
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) November 11, 2022
Anfield’s twitter account stated a list of Liverpool players that are “resting” for the World Cup duration, due to the intense stresses that was inflicted upon them to rush the Premier League and Champions League.
Netizens have a thing or two to say about Keita, who they all claim has been “resting” since he signed for Liverpool. Furthermore, fans claimed that he has been resting for the three years he has been in Liverpool.
Here is the list of snubbed Liverpool players:
Thiago Alcantara has a number of achievements as a footballer, and was regarded as one of Spain’s best footballers in his younger years. He won the U21 Euros twice, and not many players can contest that.
He has been regarded as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders and has contributed a lot to Liverpool. However, he is 31-years-old and has seen better days. The Spaniard, who is Italian born, joined Barcelona at the tender age of 14-years-old.
It could possibly be due to him wanting a rest period between the two sections of the Premier League.
Joe Gomez, the 25-year-old English player has been with Liverpool since 2015. He signed the Reds for a mere £3.5 million five year contract back then. Furthermore, he played in the finals for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.
It was stated that he was close to being called up to join the World Cup, but another player took his spot. He struggled with injuries in his early football days but has seemed to have recovered from it all.
Apparently it was confident that Roberto Firmino would’ve joined this year’s World Cup. He scored seven goals for his team in the Premier League and just like the others on this list, had an impressive background.
Having a ratio of scoring seven goals in 13 games is no mean feat. Furthermore, the 31-year-old started his career all the way back in 2009 with Figueirense. The Brazilian was outperformed by his peers Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus.
Alex, the 29-year-old Englishman was also not selected for this round. He rose in popularity while playing for Southampton during the 2010-2011 season at the tender age of 17-years-old.
He played 198 games and has scored over 20 goals. Slightly lesser than his peers, but still impressive nevertheless.
Last but not least, Harvey Elliot. The 19-year-old English man was also not selected by Gareth Southgate. Both Alex and Harvey were not even in the consideration list done by Southgate to join the World Cup.
The both of them were only expected to be included if one of England’s wingers got injured. A mix of fortunate and unfortunate, none of the selected players were injured hence they did not get a slot in.
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