Our promising 18-year-old midfielder Jordan Rossiter has been dealt yet another injury blow after straining his hamstring, with the Echo confirming he is now set to miss the entire Christmas schedule.
Earlier in the day we reported on rumours surrounding his fitness, and sadly they’ve now come to fruition.
Rossiter, who had only just returned to action following a hamstring injury that he collected whilst on England U19 duty, picked up his latest knock in last week’s Europa League tie against Sion.
It’s a bitter blow for the youngster, who has impressed during his time with the first team in 2015. He only played the final 14 minutes in Switzerland, replacing Henderson. It was his first senior appearance under Klopp.
He could have reasonably expected to be involved over the festive period, as we face a tough run of six games in 18 days between the trip to Watford this Sunday and the FA Cup Third Round tie against Exeter on the 8th January.
Instead, we will have to put more workload on the likes on James Milner, Adam Lallana, and Emre Can in the centre of the pitch, and any more injuries between now and mid-January would be devastating.
His injury has highlighted the importance of strengthening the side in the upcoming window, especially as we continue to fight for trophies on four fronts.
The first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Stoke is just three days before the FA Cup game with Exeter.