Naismith left out with ankle knock

19/12/2015  5 Comments  [Jump to last]
Steven Naismith was ruled out of contention for the game against Leicester because of an ankle injury, it is being reported.

The Scot's absence from the team sheet raised eyebrows and fuelled more talk of him possibly leaving in the next transfer window, with many questioning if he had fallen further down the pecking order in the eyes of Roberto Martinez

The Liverpool Echo report, however, that Naismith picked up an injury in training this past week and was not risked.

 

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Jim Hardin
2 Posted 20/12/2015 at 01:29:54
Give him a run out now, RM, to get his price up as he and Mirallas are both gone in January.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Mirallas went to Leicester and got to play Champions League football next season?

Eddie Dunn
4 Posted 20/12/2015 at 08:33:07
I am sceptical about this "injury". The timing is interesting, and I wonder if it means that Mirallas is staying but Naismith is going. We never know what is going on behind the scenes, since Martinez is a master of misinformation.

Also, does anyone know how close Oviedo is to a return to the squad? I noticed that he was at Alder Hey hospital the other day. He too, could be out of the door.

Terence Tipler
5 Posted 20/12/2015 at 08:34:32
Probably pulled himself. Had enough of Roberto. Will be fit to play for his new club in January. Good luck to the lad.
Minik Hansen
6 Posted 20/12/2015 at 14:07:18
It's unpredictable if he woulda played some part against Leicester, though the festive fixtures will need a bit rotation and rests to a handful of players.

I wonder what's gonna happen with our centre-backs, they will need rest too, how's Martinez gonna handle this? I am unsure...

Joe Foster
7 Posted 21/12/2015 at 12:21:20
The old "ankle knock" routine just before the transfer window.

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