Register Login Scores

Cadbury Event

Liverpool Facing Injury Crisis After Freak Accident

Liverpool's preparations for their Premier League match against Southampton were rocked after one of the club's key players was injured in a freak accident.

Read: Official: Uefa Announce Finalists For Men's Player Of The Year Award

On Wednesday night, the Reds secured the Uefa Super Cup title after beating domestic rivals Chelsea in a penalty shootout. New signing Adrian was the hero on the day, saving Tammy Abraham's spot-kick in the shootout, but could now miss his club's match on Saturday after being injured in the aftermath of his winning save.

The 32-year-old, who only featured in goal for Liverpool after Alisson sustained a calf injury in the Reds' EPL season opener last weekend, suffered swelling to his ankle when a fan slipped into him and other Reds stars on the pitch during the post-match celebrations. 

Club manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that his back-up goalkeeper sustained an injury, and that the Spaniard would undergo late tests to determine his fitness ahead of Saturday's fixture. 

Click here to find out how you can win a trip for two to watch a Premier League game live in the UK with Cadbury!

"A supporter jumped over something, slipped and kicked his (Adrian's) ankle. It is swollen but we have to see," Klopp said in a pre-match press conference, as reported by the BBC.

Footage of the inident was captured by a spectator, who subsequently shared the video on Twitter, and can be viewed below (from 0:28).

Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also recovering from a hand injury, which means 35-year-old Andy Lonergan could feature in goal for the Reds against the Saints. 

The reigning European champions will also be without Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, who suffered a muscle strain in training earlier this week. 

Read: Klopp Admits Super Cup Mistake

Liverpool have won their past 10 Premier League matches, stretching back to last season, and have not lost to Southampton since a League Cup defeat in January 2017.

Will Liverpool's chances of beating the Saints this weekend be affected by Adrian's potential absence? Let us have your thoughts by commenting below. 



Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

41 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

23 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

27 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

150 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

3 Jun 10, 2021 09:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Latest: Billiat, Zuma In Chiefs' Black Label Line-Up

142 Jun 10, 2021 04:52 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

No R50m Deal, But Rangers Heap Praise On ‘Popular’ Zungu

26 Jun 11, 2021 11:08 AM in Players Abroad

Downs’ Decision On Mabunda Confirmed

113 Jun 11, 2021 10:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Buchanan Finds New Club

36 Jun 14, 2021 12:52 PM in PSL

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza