Liverpool’s injury woes continue with James Milner forced off after apparent hamstring strain in draw at Brighton in further blow for champions ahead of hectic December schedule
- Liverpool star James Milner picked up an apparent hamstring strain at Brighton
- The 34-year-old went down in the 73rd minute in the draw on the south coast
- The setback again deepened Jurgen Klopp’s mounting list of injury absentees
The 34-year-old, who has been forced into a wide range of positions due to the club’s mounting list of absentees, was himself the victim of an apparent strain this weekend.
Milner went down seemingly holding his hamstring in the 73rd minute of the clash on the south coast.
Liverpool’s injury woes continued when James Milner came off due to a strain against Brighton
Jurgen Klopp has made his disapproval clear with his team’s hectic fixture scheduling in recent days – and Liverpool have been rocked by an ever-increasing number of players consigned to the treatment table.
Key stars Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Fabinho have all been sidelined this season, with the towering Dutchman facing a race against time to be fit before the end of the term.
Curtis Jones was thrown into the fray in place of Milner with Liverpool narrowly leading 1-0 at the Amex.
Milner went down in the 73rd minute with an apparent hamstring strain and could not continue
Diogo Jota struck in the 60th minute after a superb solo run to hand the visitors the advantage, either side of efforts from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane that were ruled out for offside.
But Pascal Gross capitalised on last-gasp drama with a penalty deep inside stoppage time to force Liverpool to settle for a point.
Referee Stuart Attwell pointed to the spot after a lengthy check following Andy Robertson’s clip on Danny Welbeck.