Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo ruled out for a month with a back injury

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo (R) in action with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta

Ojo has suffered a fracture in his back.

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo (R) in action with Chelsea's Cesar AzpilicuetaLiverpool's Sheyi Ojo (R) in action with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is out for at least a month because of a fracture in his back, according to a report in the Liverpool Echo

They report the 19-year-old may have picked up the fracture, which the Reds at first thought was minor, because of a busy workload meaning that he is likely to be out until mid-September.

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action with Swansea's Kyle NaughtonLiverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action with Swansea's Kyle Naughton

Ojo may have struggled to get into the first team between now and then on the evidence of the impressive nature of their first game of the season with all of Liverpool's attacking players shining in the 4-3 win over Arsenal at the weekend.

The winger was recalled from Wolverhampton Wanderers midway through last season and was given several first team opportunities by Jurgen Klopp towards the back end of last season as the Liverpool manager freshened up his side during a busy run-in. 

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

He has since represented the England at the under-19s European Championships as well as featuring in all three games on the pre-season tour of the United States - but was unavailable for final two pre-season friendlies against Barcelona and Mainz.

It will be interesting to see what the immediate future holds for Ojo given the Reds have several options in most areas of the field but fewer games to play because of a lack of European football.

Given the talent he showed during the back end of last season, many would feel that Jurgen Klopp could find a use for him in the current set-up, but at the same time he does need some game time at a high level to continue his development, and it will be interesting to see if his injury deters potential suitors in that regard. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Sheyi OjoLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Sheyi Ojo

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