It’s been fifteen years (give or take a few hours) since the Reds last played a game, but for all of us suffering from football withdrawal, we’ve at least been gifted with anxiously watching our players don their national team jerseys and try really hard not to get injured.
The good news is, we’ve yet to see any injuries befall our players. The even better news is, some of our formerly injured players, like Croatia’s and Mo Salah’s Dejan Lovren had an excellent (see: uninjured) showing for their national teams. Lovren has been out of commission since early January when he suffered a hamstring injury, but with a full game (and a 2-1 loss) under his belt for his national team, it looks like the defender may be back in time for Tottenham this Sunday.
Elsewhere and in other defeats, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum were unable to get the Netherlands a victory against Germany, despite an inspired performance from Lyon’s Memphis Depay.
It wasn’t all bad results for the Reds abroad, though, with victories for Sadio Mané and Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying; Andy Robertson and Scotland securing a victory against San Marino; and Wales (feat. Red loanee Harry Wilson) beating Slovakia 1-0 in their first game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Now if everyone can just make it back to Anfield in one piece, we can all focus on what’s important: beating Tottenham next weekend.