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Highly Rated Liverpool Youngster Suffers Possible Ligament Damage During Youth Cup Clash

Brendan Rodgers handed the 17-year-old his senior debut earlier this season..

Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter has suffered suspected ligament damage in a FA Youth Cup game with Birmingham City, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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The midfielder is highly rated by the hierarchy at the Merseyside club, and manager Brendan Rodgers gave him his senior debut against Middlesbrough in the League Cup earlier in the season. The 17-year-old even managed to score in the match at Anfield.

He limped out of the match on Friday night, and it had been feared that he had broken his ankle. A scan has now cleared the midfielder of that, but there is still the possibility of ligament damage which could result in a lengthy lay-off.

Liverpool under-18s coach Neil Critchley said: “Jordan was in a lot of pain in the dressing room after the game and when Jordan’s in pain you know it’s serious so we feared the worst. He’s had a scan and it looks like he hasn’t broken anything which is good news.”

He added, “It’s either ligament damage or a severe sprain but he’s still facing a fair few weeks out. We still can’t be too sure because of the swelling. We’ll wait for that to go down and then scan it again just in case.”

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