Jose Mourinho head coach of Tottenham Hotspur scornfully reacted to a question about injuries to Liverpool players.
“Every club has injuries from time to time. Liverpool has one big loss – it’s Van Dijk. Injuries are normal. James Milner is injured, Eric Lamela is also injured,” he told BBC.
“I think Alisson is not injured. [Trent] Alexander-Arnold is not injured. Matip, I believe that he’s going to play. Fabinho is not injured. [Andrew] Robertson is not injured. [Jordan] Henderson is not injured. [Georginio] Wijnaldum is not injured. [Mohamed] Salah is not injured, [Roberto] Firmino is not injured, [Sadio] Mane is not injured.”
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is a great player of course. But give me Liverpool’s list of injuries and compare that list with what is the best Liverpool team.”
“I can give you a list of 10 injuries at Tottenham. We have two kids of the Under-16s with injuries, we have two others in the Under-21s and two in the Under-23s, we have Lamela and [Japhet] Tanganga. And here is a list of 10 players.”
“But is [Hugo] Lloris injured? No. [Toby] Alderweireld injured? No. [Eric] Dier injured? No. [Sergio] Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son [Heung-min] injured? No. Lucas [Moura] injured? No. So where are the injuries?”