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Liverpool suffer Shelvey injury setback

Published: Thursday 10 February 2011, 18.27CET
Kenny Dalglish said it is "a disappointment for everybody" that 18-year-old midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will miss the next three months because of a tendon problem in his knee.
Liverpool suffer Shelvey injury setback
Jonjo Shelvey in action against Napoli during the group stage ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 10 February 2011, 18.27CET

Liverpool suffer Shelvey injury setback

Kenny Dalglish said it is "a disappointment for everybody" that 18-year-old midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will miss the next three months because of a tendon problem in his knee.

Liverpool FC will face AC Sparta Praha in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 next week without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who has been ruled out for up to three months with a knee tendon problem.

Shelvey withdrew from an England Under-19 friendly against Germany on Tuesday and will now begin a lengthy rehabilitation programme with the Premier League club's medical staff. The 18-year-old said: "I'm a bit down at the moment but I'm just hoping I can come back stronger."

Shelvey's only starts for Liverpool since joining last summer have been in the UEFA Europa League, with the former Charlton Athletic FC player featuring four times as the Reds topped Group K. Kenny Dalglish's team visit Sparta on Thursday for the first leg of their tie, with the return taking place at Anfield the following week.

 

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Last updated: 11/02/11 11.42CET

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