The international break has once again thrown up a lot of injury concerns, which are going to affect various clubs and players as club competitions and leagues resumes this weekend.
Players injured during the international break are battling against time to be fit and make it for the weekend matches, while some have been ruled out altogether.
Clubs and managers will be waiting and holding their breath to see how affected they will be and will be waiting to assess their players when they come back; one of such clubs is Liverpool.
The reds are facing a host of injuries and are having a lot to contend with.
Presently Daniel Strurridge is still out injured and this has cost Brendan Rodgers side valuable points as they have missed the goals of Sturridge.
Also Mario Ballotelli’s lack of form and of goals has also not helped Liverpool, Balotelli is still looking for his first premiership goal and this concern for Brendan Rodgers.
Due to such worries and concerns any good news on the injury front will be welcomed by Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool; this is why the news of Lazar Markovic injury not been serious will be welcomed at Liverpool.
Lazar Markovic confirmed on his face book page that the injury he sustained during the international duty is not as bad as first feared, as he is ready to join training at the earliest.
“I’m ready for match tomorrow! Injury is not as bad as it seemed at first sight,” Markovic wrote on his Facebook page.
International breaks have not particularly been a happy hunting ground for Rodgers players thus revealing the fear managers have when the international break comes around and their players go for international duty.
Joe Allen also picked up an injury with Wales, however the young welsh man is expected to recover in time to make it for the match against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
Emre Can has also ruptured his knee ligaments while on international duty ,also Liverpool are still waiting for an update on Dejan Lovren, who sustained an abdominal injury while on duty with Croatia.
Also Liverpool will be monitoring Raheem Sterling with a keen eye on his condition after he was too tired to play for England during the international break.
This has led to speculation that Liverpool may have to consider changing their training regime to accommodate individual players.
Raheem Sterling’s tiredness row has urged first team coach Mike Marsh to come out and banish rumours of them changing their training routine to accommodate individual players.
“With England there has been a lot of discussion recently. We don’t really change. Our fitness programs have been well documented,” Marsh said.
“We have a couple of days’ recovery after the game and we work with the group that don’t start (the previous match) and we build up to the next game and once one game finishes we try to recover as soon as possible.”
“We try different ways. We do quite a lot of analysis with the players so we break them up into smaller groups and get players’ feedback in different ways,” he concluded.
Liverpool and Rodgers will hope to welcome many players injury free and try and move on and kick start their slow start to season.