Reported Liverpool target Kyriakos Papadopoulos is injured ... again

The Bayer Leverkusen loanee is out for three months with a shoulder problem.

This weekend the Mirror have reported that Liverpool were interested in snapping up a bargain deal for Schalke 04’s Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

The report claimed that Liverpool would be able to snap up the talented defender for free.

Schalke have just signed Matija Nastasic from Manchester City, which leaves Papadopoulos in an uphill battle for first-team football when he returns from a loan spell with Bayer Leverkusen.

At just 23-years-old it seems like a no-brainer, but where is the catch?

That would be his appalling injury record.

Papadopoulos first picked up a serious knee injury in 2012, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Since that injury, and over the course of three seasons, the Greek lad has managed just 41 appearances across all competitions, just over a full Premier League season of games in three years.

Now, he is injured again.

It was confirmed by Leverkusen that the Greek lad has essentially played his last game for the club, as he is scheduled in for an operation on a dislocated shoulder tomorrow. He will be out of action for around three months - meaning he will miss the majority of pre-season because of the injury.

Luckily it is not another knee problem, but considering his clear knack for getting injured Liverpool should steer well clear.

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