Just when you think the hamstring curse is over this happens...
There are a few curses in football at the moment – from Aaron Ramsey killing off celebrities whenever he scores, to Béla Guttmann's curse on Benfica.
However, one of the most unfortunate or annoying if you're a fan is Liverpool's hamstring curse. You may laugh, but the Reds have managed to pick up a load of injuries throughout the season and most of them have been pulled hamstrings.
Liverpool currently have three senior players out with hamstring injuries – Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel.
But, within hours of a reported bid from Liverpool, the Brazilian managed to...can you guess? Yep! He managed to pull his hamstring!
Alex Teixeira pulled his hamstring soon after Liverpool made a bid. This is not a joke. Repeat: this is not a joke.— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) January 21, 2016
It happened during his last training with Shakhtar in USA a few hours before Ian Ayre got on the plane.— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) January 21, 2016
Oh dear! This is why you can't have nice things Liverpool! As you can imagine, fans (even Reds fans) had a right good laugh at Jurgen Klopp's side misfortune:
Texeira didn't even sign yet and his hamstring is already gone— Your Auld Lade (@ShaneGorta6) January 21, 2016
Basically Texeira heard Ian Ayre was on his way so he got someone to punch him in the hamstring. Now Ayre's just going for a jolly up in FL— Ross Webber (@RossWebber1) January 21, 2016
Liverpool reportedly made a bid for Alex Texeira then he pulled a hamstring in training later on.. That explains everything.— Dextrous. (@mainneli_) January 21, 2016