Everton forward Richarlison got injured in an aerial clash with Eric Bailly in their Carabao Cup quarter final clash against Manchester United and Liverpool fans who believe in karmic proceedings involved in the game have said that there might be higher forces at work here.
The timing of the injury is not exactly ideal during an air tight festive schedule for clubs in the Premier League, but it is also a tad coincidental, to say the least, as Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara, who had his fair share of time off the pitch with an injury caused by none other than Richarlison, returned to training on the very same day.
Liverpool’s marquee signing from Bayern Munich in the summer was only making his second league appearance for the club, as well as his first starting game in the league when Everton’s Brazilian forward rashly flew into a tackle against the Spaniard.
Richarlison was rightfully sent off for violent conduct, while Thiago faced time on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The midfield maestro who helped his former team Bayern on their way to win an European treble last season, has not played since his injury in October 2020: but it was only this week that he returned to training at Melwood.
If there is a footballing god existing above indeed, the sheer chance and coincidence behind the aforementioned piece of trivia is explained.
What goes around does come back around, and it would not be an understatement to say that Richarlison, a victim himself now, would be feeling the same way that Thiago felt after picking up the knee injury against him in the Merseyside derby two months ago.
Check out the reaction from Liverpool fans below –
Richarlison injured the same day Thiago is back in full training pic.twitter.com/xf9ICYIHb1— Josh🩸 (@_lfcjosh) December 23, 2020
Remember when that prick Richarlison was laughing on social media with Digne after injuring Thiago? Yeah that’s why you’ll find me having zero sympathy for him— Virgil Van Maldini (@VirgilMaldini) December 23, 2020
Wait so….Thiago is finally back in training today after that disgusting Richarlison challenge and now Richarlison picks up an injury EXACTLY today….now that’s karma— Natasha (@tashaaa2000) December 23, 2020
Some Evertonians celebrated "ruining Liverpool's season" after the injuries to Van Dijk and Thiago so it does come full circle 🤷♂️— LFCAdam 🇱🇧⚽❤ (Gerd Muller ♥) #BLM (@SalahFanV1) December 23, 2020
Do hope that Richarlison and Allan make speedy recoveries though https://t.co/4TezYzWTnx
richarlison getting injured the same day thiago returns to full training. karma works in mysterious ways…— Alex🦋 (@lfcalexx) December 23, 2020
Where was this energy when Pickford injured VVD and Richarlison injured Thiago? https://t.co/gqXeFNdpP9— Shaun (@ShaunlfcT) December 23, 2020