THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S most injury-hit golf equipment of 2020-21 conflict at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Harvey Elliott’s horrific ankle setback final weekend can have Liverpool followers fearing their unhealthy luck is ready to proceed after final season’s woes.
Final season’s Premier League damage desk
And Crystal Palace head into the sport with out long-term absentees Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson, who was one of many gamers on their lengthy casualty checklist final 12 months, too.
Statistics compiled by Premier Accidents present that Liverpool suffered essentially the most particular person accidents that resulted in gamers lacking matches - with 54.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet additionally had the very best complete of days misplaced to damage with 1,722.
Premier Accidents founder Ben Dinnery mentioned: “You want your finest gamers to be on the pitch week in, week out.
“The difference is 1,000 days and if you look at who made up those days, you can see the impact.”
Of Liverpool’s longest absentees, six of the highest seven had been Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara.
However Liverpool weren’t the one membership to endure long-term accidents to key gamers.
Palace misplaced the second-most days to damage within the Premier League, with 1,365 – and the vast majority of these had been accounted for by Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, James McArthur, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Ferguson.
The latter, a full-back signed from West Brom in the summertime of final 12 months, is but to make his debut after struggling three separate accidents.
The whole variety of accidents resulting in missed matches within the Premier League final season was greater than for a while at 711.
However that included 69 due to gamers contracting Covid and 29 different experiences of sickness that might not be verified.
Virgil van Dijk suffered a horrific knee damage towards Everton final OctoberCredit score: PA
So regardless of the shortened pre-season and congested fixture schedules, the variety of precise accidents was not exceptional and the overall variety of days misplaced was fewer than in lots of campaigns.
Dinnery mentioned: “I believe that managers and coaches realised they needed to be extra cautious within the distinctive circumstances of final season.
“They might properly have taken gamers out of the firing line for one or two video games, when in a traditional season they may have put them on the sector.
“That will improve the variety of accidents however cut back the variety of days misplaced as a result of they had been making an attempt to minimise the chance of great or long-term issues.
“In recent years some clubs have started to use more of their squad – 19 or 20 players over the course of a season instead of 15 or 16.”
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