Joe Allen Joins Growing Liverpool Injury List

…and another one’s gone, and another one’s gone…
The hits just keep on coming with early reports coming in that Wales midfielder, and potential Lucas replacement, Joe Allen is set to miss Saturday’s meeting with Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Welsh midfielder can join his Brazilian counterpart on the treatment table along with recent absentee Glen Johnson and a whole motley crew of long term layoffs. The 23-year old, who was expected to start after making a return from injury in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa just a week ago, suffered a knock in training and has not travelled with the squad to the South coast. Brendan Rodgers revealed that a number of first team regulars would be included in the squad to face the Championship side more out of necessity than preference, and with Allen now laid up, he’s quickly running out of healthy bodies.

Allen just returned after a groin injury picked up in the closing stages of Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea over the festive period ruled him out for three weeks. With the Merseyside Derby looming large in three days time, it was hoped that the Wales man would be in the frame to deputize for Lucas after the Brazilian suffered medial ligament damage in last weekends clash with the Villains, but this latest injury not only casts doubt on his availability for that particular fixture, but our ability to navigate what’s sure to be a tricky encounter without a player to hold the midfield.

Brendan Rodgers has been experimenting with Reds captain Steven Gerrard in a more withdrawn, deep-lying playmaker role as of late, but with that particular position not playing to hos strengths as of yet, Aston Villa were able to easily exploit the massive gaps between our midfield and our defence last weekend. Everton, who are our closest chasers in the league and have been in fine form under new boss Roberto Martinez, will surely look to do the same…

Panic stations, anyone?

14 thoughts on “Joe Allen Joins Growing Liverpool Injury List

  • January 25, 2014 at 12:35 am

    we are never going to be the club we used to be unless we have owners that are willing to spend , 40 million to qualify for europe , why not invest it now , because if we do some how qualify for europe next year they are going to have to spend at least a 100 million on that squad to compete in both europe and the premier league next year , if your going to own a club like liverpool you have to be financially as big as the club its self and sorry our owners are not , its been way to long for liverpool not to be in europe and challenging for the league , and it all it takes is some decent investment this year and we could have a real good chance at getting it , tying suarez to a new deal isnt just about keeping him at the club IMO , its the fact they new he would be worth more than the 40 million so they made a contract to make sure when he does go they make a hefty profit to line their pockets ,they know what suarez wants he wants quality players around him ,this was one of his points he came up with last summer when he spoke of his frustrations at the club , so why the hell tie a player to a lucrative deal when they are not giving the player what he wants its pointless , he will just leave and when he does leave it will be interesting to see how much of the 100 million we get for him how much the owners puts back into investing in the squad , so yes it is worrying times at our club ynwa

  • January 25, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Thought are owners (Hate that word!) had billions in their rogue consortium?

  • January 25, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I’m confused of what is happening to our club the owner doesn’t want to spent am afraid of what is going on

  • January 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Yeah Panic for sure… If he is not in the Everton game what are we going to do? I don’t see any way of putting together a team that looks confident of beating Everton… Unless we use this game to try play Agger as a DM.

  • January 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Pretty sure Agger is still crocked up…

  • January 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Spending millions of pounds on players doesn’t guarantee a single thing — looks at Spurs this summer. They spent more money than anyone expected and they’re struggling.

    It’s about getting in the right players — something that’s hard to do when you’re not currently playing in Europe. We saw it during the summer with both Costa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan; bids for both, but rejected by both on the basis of Champions League football. Hopefully we’ll find at least one or two players before the transfer window closes.

    January is always a hard window to buy in despite our obvious failings in the market.

  • January 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Spurs were struggling, but are currently one of the form teams & are now level on points with Liverpool.

    I do not disagree that spending Millions guarantee’s nothing however, spending nothing when we have such squad difficultly leaves us vulnerable to the stronger squads currently below us on the ladder.

    Perhaps there are no players available who can improve our squad in this window, but unless we are making offers/inquiries (which our owners do not seem to be doing) we have no chance to improve.

    I admit it is impossible to know who the club has truly targeted & what they have been discussing with other clubs, but so far the club has not officially made an offer for a single player.

    1 thing we all know for sure, if we fail to qualify for the ECL, then we will fail to keep Suarez & perhaps a few others. As we saw last summer it was impossible to attract the top players if we had no CL football to offer. If we go into next summer with no CL & no Suarez, why would any top or even up & coming player choose to come to Liverpool?

  • January 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm


  • January 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Spurs will finish above Liverpool, they may be struggling but they’re same points as us.

  • January 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Lets face it Johnson has been crap for a while now, Allen is never a Liverpool standard player and when people rave about Lucas just shows how bad we’ve become. Fans complain the owners are not investing, well they ARE, it’s not their fault most of Rodgers signings are crap, Allen, Aspas, Assaidi, Alberto, Borini, Illori, there’s £51 million either warming the bench or playing else where. then there’s Moses and Sissokho (we actually pay their wages). Now wonder they’re reluctant to buy any more of Rodgers’ recommendations.

  • January 26, 2014 at 1:08 am

    johnson has been injured for a while playing through the pain barrier of ankle injury , i remember a certain xabi alonso not having a great start to his liverpool career so there is still hope for joe allen yet , llori cant even be in this list above because he has not even had a chance to show what he has got , assaidi is doing well at stoke , yeah you say they have spent 51 million on 6 players , thats an average of 8,5 million a player what do you expect when you receiving money from your owners and told to buy cheap , you get cheap players ,and no way should a club of liverpools stature have to go out and loan players , if your going to own a big club like liverpool you should be buying 2 quality players for 51 million ,not 6 cheap ones , our owners are not financially big enough to support a big club like ours , come the summer if we have managed to make the champions league they are going to have to spend at least a 100 million on that team to compete next year in the champions league and the premier league , as quoted by jamie carragher ,so why not at least spend some of it now on a quality DM and wing backs , its pretty bad everton have more depth than we do , and still are willing to spend in january , come next year if everton make champions league and we dont , i pity the supporters having to hear everton supporters boasting they made it and we didint ,this window we should of made a statement of intent that we are going to push for this top 4 no matter what it takes , ynwa

  • January 26, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Spurs may be one of the form teams at the moment, but so are we — and we didn’t have to spend close to 100mil to do it.

  • January 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Allen injured? Oh no! The club will certainly miss all those goals and assists.

  • January 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely right Roythered. What’s the point of spending more on rubbish? Liverpool have more than enough of it.

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