Jurgen Klopp confirms bad injury for 'unbelievable' Liverpool youth

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v Sunderland U18 Premier League game at The Kirkby Academy on November 24, 2017 in Kirkby,...

The 'unbelievable' Liverpool prospect has suffered a serious injury.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v Sunderland U18 Premier League game at The Kirkby Academy on November 24, 2017 in Kirkby,...

Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool's official website that Paul Glatzel is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The 18-year-old attacker was taken off after 77 minutes of the Reds' 6-0 win at Tranmere Rovers on Thursday evening.

The Liverpool youth had only come on at half-time but now looks set for a lengthy stint away from the football pitch after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury.

Klopp has told the club's official website that it's a 'serious' one for the teenage forward, who impressed the German manager this week.

 

Klopp said: "Unfortunately Paul Glatzel got seriously injured, which is a shame. He is a wonderful kid, a wonderful player, unbelievable.

“The week we saw him [at Melwood] helped already, so when he is back he will be one of my boys because I really like what I saw.”

It's a bitter blow for young Glatzel, but he can call on Rhian Brewster for advice.

Brewster, who scored twice at Prenton Park for Liverpool this week, knows a thing or two about lengthy absences from knee problems recently returning from an injury that kept him out since January 2018.

The 19-year-old could potentially have a big breakthrough season in Klopp's first team, with the German manager reportedly set to promote him rather than sign a replacement for Daniel Sturridge.

Paul Glatzel of Liverpool is tackled by Mitchell Culshaw of Wigan Athletic during the FA Youth Cup match between Liverpool and Wigan Athletic at Swansway Stadium on February 13, 2019 in...

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