The hits just keep coming.
Alioski will have surgery on a knee injury later today. Six-to-eight week recovery period. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 23, 2019
This is bad, not just because Alioski has been reborn as a leftback under Marcelo Bielsa, but because this team is running on fumes right now. Roofe has come back from injury and hasn’t looked the same, Gaetano Berardi is back after he probably should be out, etc.
This team is limping to the finish line. May they cross it.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Hope opens the hurt locker again. [The Scratching Shed]
England and English Football Links
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling will pay for the funeral for Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins. [BBC.com]
Lincoln City, who only returned to the Football League after a substantial absence two years ago, were promoted to League One as champions of League Two. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Monterrey blocking Jonathan Gonzalez’s participation in the U20 World Cup is a bad decision. [FMF State of Mind]
Santos Laguna held on for a good win over Querétaro to keep their Liguilla hopes alive. [FMF State of Mind]
A wrap-up of the rest of the weekend’s action in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]
Brescia are on the verge of promotion to Serie A after a 3-0 win on Monday. [Football-Italia.net]
Atalanta have “earned their position” after going level on points in 4th place with Milan after beating Napoli 2-1. [Football-Italia.net]
Inter Milan have reportedly targted Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech. [Football-Italia.net]