Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is facing a long injury lay-off after he damaged ligaments in his ankle whilst training on Monday.
As reported by James Pearce of The Echo, Liverpool sent the 22-year-old for a scan after he was injured blocking a shot, and the expected outcome is unlikely to be positive.
Jurgen Klopp, addressing the media, spoke of the bad news:
We lost Kevin Stewart in training. He blocked a shot and his ankle was not stable. It was a bit bruised so we have sent him for a scan. We think it’s the ligament. He trained outstandingly and then this happened. That’s not too good.
The news will come as a bitter blow to Stewart after he was deservedly earning more playing time in the first team after some fine displays.
He had become a regular in Liverpool’s domestic cup side and there was a good chance of him playing in Thursday’s Europa League clash against Augsburg, but the injury means he won’t even travel with the rest of the squad to Germany.