- Jun 15, 2007
It becomes a bit different once they're your player. You're invested in more ways than one.I know we didn't know his knee would pop but we spent a significant sum on AOC who was very injury prone and now we are going to give him a years extension for the season he missed. It's fucking weird!
AOC had had a few soft tissue injuries and one MCL (that he had recovered from) but there was nothing really out of the ordinary for a player who's young and explosive. Fekir had had one major injury (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) - the similar injury that AOC suffered last year. The difference here being that LFC were wholly responsible for the treatment of that injury and there were rumours that the way Fekir's injury was dealt with caused LFC concern about its long-term viability.
If the club are confident that AOC will be able to fully recover why not offer him the year's extension? It maintains his value and is a reward for a player's attitude - something that rubs off on other members of the squad and is invaluable. Particularly as it served as an excellent example and support to Brewster.
Now, if the club had offered Sturridge an extension or were to offer one for Lallana then I'd also be describing that as weird!