Liverpool teenager suffers second injury setback in a year

Samed Yesil has suffered the same kind of injury he picked up on international duty in February last year.

Liverpool youngster Samed Yesil has suffered yet another injury setback with his second anterior cruciate ligament injury within a year.

Yesil arrived on Merseyside for £1m in the summer of 2012 from Bayer Leverkusen and has been tipped as a star for the future.

He made two first team appearances last season – both in the League Cup – and impressed in the West Bromwich Albion win where he looked confident and not afraid to take a shot on, but looked isolated in the fourth round match against Swansea City which the Reds lost 3-1 at Anfield.

At only 19, it is a devastating setback for the young German in his development with him being touted as a potential star for the future. The worry is now that it could be a recurring problem in his career. 

Though Yesil can perhaps draw some inspiration from ex-Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi who has had his fair share of knee problems and bounced back to race to the top of Serie A scoring charts with Fiorentina - although he has unfortunately suffered another knee problem.

So far this season Yesil has featured at under-21 level on four occasions scoring the one goal.

Liverpool’s under-21 boss Alex Inglethorpe is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying: ‘It’s a horrible situation for him. He had only just recovered from the previous injury.

‘We will give him the support he needs. He’s a great character and I am sure he will come back strongly from this.’

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