Liverpool, riding high after a thorough dismantling of defending Champions Leicester City on Saturday may have just received a boost ahead of their Friday league tie against Chelsea with news that Blues captain John Terry is expected to miss the game following a badly sprained ankle in their game over the weekend.
On the other hand, given the 35-year-old Terry being run at by Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino was an idea that had many Reds fans rather excited, some may rather be disappointed by the news that Terry is likely to miss out. David Luiz, newly returned from Paris Saint-Germain, would expect to step in to take his place.
Terry was seen on crutches following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Sunday after the defender fell awkwardly in the final minutes of the match. He underwent treatment last night and again today to bring down the swelling on his ankle, though the injury isn’t expected to keep him out beyond the next round of games.
“I don’t know the extent of the injury but tomorrow we will see,” was manager Antonio Conte’s reaction to Terry’s knock following Sunday’s draw that halted Chelsea’s perfect start to the season and now means that Liverpool could catch them in second with a win on Friday. “He is a warrior and I am not worried.”