Liverpool hit with devastating injury blow as forward ‘could require surgery’ to treat ankle concern

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Liverpool have confirmed that surgery may be required to treat a serious ankle injury that will leave Leanne Kiernan out of action for ‘several months’.

This update comes courtesy of BBC Sport’s @em_sandy on Twitter after the Women’s Super League striker was withdrawn from the field of play during a surprise 2-1 win over holders Chelsea at the weekend.

Registering 15 goal contributions across 22 games in the FA Women’s Championship last term, the Republic of Ireland international will be a big miss for Matt Beard’s side.

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Leanne Kiernan signed for Liverpool Football Club from West Ham United

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Katie Stengel’s two spot-kicks were fortunately enough to see Liverpool Women kick off their return to the top-flight with a hugely impressive victory.

Hopefully, it will be exactly the boost the club needs to mount a positive string of results without the 23-year-old attacker.

In the meantime, we’ll be wishing Kiernan a smooth and swift recovery on the sidelines in a season that holds a great deal of promise for the Reds.

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