Liverpool midfielder Jojo Shelvey is set to miss the next three months after picking up a knee tendon injury whilst on international duty.
The 18-year-old Liverpool youngster was forced off during the England Under 19’s game against Germany on Tuesday night and further scans have revealed the extent of the problem.
Shelvey said on the clubs website, “I’m a bit down at the moment but I’m just hoping now I can come back stronger,”
Shelvey has been enjoying some first team football under new manager Kenny Dalglish, and had been bought on as a substitute in all six of Dalglish’s games in charge so far.
Also injured after international duty for the reds is Martin Skrtel, who has a thigh problem, Steven Gerrard with a thigh strain, and Andy Carroll is still not fir to make his Liverpool debut.
Speaking about his new £35million signing, Dalglish said, “Andy is progressing very well. We never gave a date and we won’t put a date on it – we just said it would be a few weeks,”
“As long as we are patient and Andy is patient we’ll be OK, but we won’t be rushing him back.”