By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans have reacted amusingly on Twitter after Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori suffered a knee injury while playing for Argentina.
The 26-year-old was stretchered off the pitch in Bolivia during the first half, as Argentina suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat in their 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The Liverpool Echo claim that Funes Mori is now a doubt for Saturday’s Merseyside derby, adding to the Toffees defensive woes following the broken leg sustained by Seamus Coleman.
Funes Mori is despised by Liverpool fans, following his dangerous tackle on striker Divock Origi in last season’s Merseyside derby at Anfield that saw him receive his marching orders.
Liverpool fans reacted comically on Twitter, with some claiming that they would rather have the former River Plate defender starting for the Toffees.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Funes Mori injured with Argentina last night- another blow for #LFC 😂
— Andy (@andy_ohagan) March 29, 2017
Divock Origi can rest easy knowing Funes Mori went off injured for Argentina tonight. No leg breakers to worry about come derby day #LFC
— LFC Commentary (@lfc_comments) March 28, 2017
Funes Mori stretchered off. Beautiful sight pic.twitter.com/qD3YQPSo3T
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) March 28, 2017
for Everton fans,I'm bleeding gutted he's injured because he's grabage.
— robbie coombes (@robbiecoombes1) March 28, 2017
He's not good anyways.
— Johanes (@J_Sanchez259) March 28, 2017
When reading that Funes Mori got injured 5 days before the Merseyside Derby pic.twitter.com/f5bsi1WKwh
— Éliane Abi-Sleiman (@ElianeA_S) March 29, 2017
Liverpool are not without their own injury problems ahead of Saturday’s clash, with captain Jordan Henderson a doubt to recover from a foot injury. Adam Lallana has also been ruled out after picking up a thigh injury with England.
The Reds will be hoping to continue their 18-year record of going unbeaten against Everton at Anfield, with the Toffees last winning away back in 1999 in a 1-0 win.
In other Liverpool news, here are three things to expect from Jurgen Klopp’s side in Saturday’s clash.