Liverpool have received a dose of bad news with Daniel Sturridge falling victim to a further injury setback, just a week after returning to full training following his previous stint with the nurse.
With Mario Balotelli also having sustained a knock while on international duty with Italy, Brendan Rodgers’ men must attempt to land odds of 17/20 about victory at Crystal Palace without either of their two most threatening strikers.
Here’s what twitter made of it…
Denial was high on the agenda, with yet another mishap for the fragile forward seemingly too obvious a wind-up to be true.
As it became clear that the stories were, in fact, gospel, the realisation that the saviour’s return is once again on ice was too much for some tweeters.
It didn’t take too long for the conspiracy theories to begin circulation either.
Studger’s sandwich-shilling exploits were soon fingered by one suspicious correspondent.
In fact that was one of the more believeable strands of speculation…
Others, such as El Scouse suspected that the striker’s disappearance from the starting XI was merely a failing of the collective will.
It was left to Al Hogg to proffer perhaps the soundest advice for safeguarding the Birmingham-born bible-believer.
One thing that could not be said is that Kevin hadn’t told us all so.