Sarcastically, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho answered a question about injuries to Liverpool players.
“From time to time, every club has wounds. There’s one major disappointment in Liverpool – it’s Van Dijk. Injuries are ordinary. James Milner is wounded, Eric Lamela is wounded too,” he told the BBC.
“I don’t think Alisson was hurt. Alexander-Arnold [Trent] was not injured. Oh, Matip, I think he’s going to play. Fabinho was not hurt. No injury to [Andrew] Robertson. [Jordan] There is no injury to Henderson. No injuries to [Georginio] Wijnaldum. No injuries to [Mohamed] Salah, no injuries to [Roberto] Firmino, no injuries to [Sadio] Mane. Van Dijk is injured and of course, Van Dijk is a fantastic player. But send me Liverpool’s injury list and compare that list with the best team in Liverpool.
In Tottenham, I will send you a list of 10 injuries. We have two children under the age of 16 with disabilities, two others under the age of 21 and two under the age of 23, and we have Lamela and [Japhet] Tanganga.
And here is a 10-player list. But is [Hugo] Lloris hurt, then? No. Hurt by [Toby] Alderweireld? No. Wounded [Eric] Dier? No. Injured [Sergio] Reguilon, no? Injured Harry Kane? Oh, no. Injured Son [Heung-min]? Oh, no. Injured Lucas [Moura]? Oh, no. Where are the casualties then?”