By Amir Mir
Liverpool supporters on Twitter are bizarrely blaming Manchester United defender Daley Blind’s father for the hamstring injury suffered by Giorgino Wijnaldum while on international duty.
Midfielder Wijnaldum picked up a hamstring injury in the second half of Holland’s 1-0 defeat to France.
Danny Blind, father of the United defender and Holland coach, is being blamed by some Liverpool fans for his injury.
After the game Blind senior was quoted as saying: “He [Wijnaldum] told me during half-time he felt his hamstring. He couldn’t finish the game.”
Wijnaldum came off injured in the second-half of the game and is set to miss the mouth-watering clash with Man United on Monday.
Now Liverpool supporters on Twitter believe it was part of a plan to help United to victory at Anfield. Here is a selection of their messages:
— lfcstuff (@stuffIfc) October 11, 2016
Sabotage Danny Blind father of ManU player Daley Blind, leaves injured Wijnaldum on the pitch. LFC v MU next monday…….
— Aman (@Aman808) October 11, 2016
Danny Blind didn't take off Gini Wijnaldum, resulting in an even worse hamstring injury ahead of one of our biggest matches of the season. ?
— Mik (@MikLFC) October 11, 2016
Danny Blind left Wijnaldum on despite him feeling his hamstring at half time. You'd never guess his son plays for the team we play next.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) October 11, 2016
— Liverpool News (@NewsLiverpool) October 13, 2016
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) October 13, 2016
Danny Blind trying to help out MUFC #Wijnaldum
— Henry Butler (@Henrybutlerr) October 13, 2016
Liverpool are currently fourth in the league table with 16 points from their seven games, while rivals United are sixth with 13 points.
United have won the last four league fixtures against the Merseyside club, most recently a 1-0 victory at Anfield in January.
However, United lost one and drew one in the two most recent fixtures in the Europa league earlier in the year.
In other Liverpool team news, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made this bold prediction as Manchester United travel to Anfield.