You couldn’t make this up.
Hours after allegedly making a £24.5m bid for Alex Teixeira, the hamstring curse which has plagued Liverpool’s season has struck the Shakhtar Donetsk forward.
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The 26-year-old apparently pulled his hamstring in Shakhtar’s training session yesterday in Florida, where Reds chief executive Ian Ayre is discussing a potential deal.
Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho, Martin Skrtel, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Rossiter are all currently sidelined by the same infuriating muscle strain.
Predictably, social media could not get enough of the rumours. Opposition fans revelled in Liverpool’s misery, but it was mostly the Twitter Kop poking fun at themselves!
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Alex Teixeira pulled his hamstring, perfect signing for us then #LFC
— Mike (@Mitchyr84) January 21, 2016
Klopp’s training sessions are so overly-intensive that the mere thought of taking part in one caused Alex Teixeira’s hamstring to explode.
— Andrew Gillan (@andrewgillan) January 21, 2016
How hilarious is it that we’ve put a bid in for Alex Teixeira and as soon as Ian Ayre flies out he pulls his hamstring — Andrew Spark (@Smashworld) January 21, 2016
Liverpool target Alex Teixeira has pulled his hamstring only hours after they’ve bid for him!! Oh my days!!!!!
— Michael Timmins (@mtimmins4) January 21, 2016
Alex Teixeira pulled a hamstring?? Its a match made in heaven. — Parish Pokharel (@parish_lfc) January 21, 2016
— Michael Smith (@5mythe11) January 21, 2016
How has Alex Teixeira pulled his hamstring, all we have done is bid for him. Hahhahaha jesus christ.. — ? (@liverp0ol_) January 21, 2016
Alex Teixeira pulls hamstring injury he wants to compete with Liverpool’s best player Sturridge Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
— #LFC (@Liverpoolbrotha) January 21, 2016
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