The idea that Liverpool are struggling with injuries has been massively overblown.

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The real problems are clear when they’ve only scored one league goal at home since the start of the year.

If the loss of VVD, Gomez and Matip was the only problem, then they’d be probably still winning relatively consistently, doing just fine scoring wise and it would be just clean sheets would be a rareity. They’d be winning games 3-2 or 2-1 with some high scoring draws in there too
 

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The real problems are clear when they’ve only scored one league goal at home since the start of the year.

If the loss of VVD, Gomez and Matip was the only problem, then they’d be probably still winning relatively consistently, doing just fine scoring wise and it would be just clean sheets would be a rareity. They’d be winning games 3-2 or 2-1 with some high scoring draws in there too
Something’s been off for them up front since long before the injury crisis. Last season they won a lot of games by a single goal. It’s been two seasons since they were at their free-scoring best.
 

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Something’s been off for them up front since long before the injury crisis. Last season they won a lot of games by a single goal. It’s been two seasons since they were at their free-scoring best.
This is such a massive and under-reported point. They squeaked through so many games by the skin of their teeth last season, through a refereeing decision, an opposition error or the keeper throwing the ball into his own net.

This season is merely their chickens coming home to roost.
 

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Must be the PED cycle mentioned in another thread and the theory might also apply to City getting better this year?
 

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Not that I mind the idea of Liverpool FC suffering one bit I do think that their injury crisis at the back has hit really hard. Their front 3 don't click anywhere near as well now though either. It's such a cliche but maybe after winning the Champions League and Premiership maybe they've lost a bit of hunger?

Interestingly Cole and Yorke I think had one direct assist/interplay for a United goal after the 98/99 season and although they both did well the following year their numbers slid down considerably after that. Maybe the same is true for Liverpool's front 3? Teams have either figured them out a bit better or they're just not as motivated.
 

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Against us Sky couldnt stop talking about their injuries, yet almost our entire first choice back 4 was missing and Ricardo was out of position.