21-year-old could return to Liverpool sooner than planned, he's unlikely to play again this season

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) A general view at Anfield before the Pre-Season friendly match between Liverpool and Torino at Anfield on August 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Herbie Kane only moved to Hull City on loan from Liverpool last month.

Herbie Kane of Hull City during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Chelsea at KCOM Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Hull, England.

The Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane is unlikely to play again this season, according to his loan club's manager.

Kane was reunited with Grant McCann, the boss under whom he starred at Doncaster Rovers last term, at Hull City in January.

And the 21-year-old appeared in six successive games for the Tigers before suffering an ankle injury in training last week.

That kept Kane out of Hull's last two fixtures - and could spell an early return to Liverpool.

 

Asked if the Liverpool academy product will reappear before the campaign ends, McCann told The Yorkshire Post: "I doubt it very much. I think both (players, Kane and the defender Eric Lichaj) are going to get a second opinion from a specialist. But it is very unlikely we will see them again this season."

McCann explained that Kane and Lichaj have each torn ligaments.

Kane signed a new contract of undisclosed length at Liverpool 14 months ago, but the central midfielder has only played twice for the Reds since then.

But it remains to be seen if he can break into Jurgen Klopp's plans at Anfield.

Liverpool's Herbie Kane  during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on December 17, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

And his injury setback is unlikely to help in that regard.

Hull had a dozen players missing against Blackburn on Tuesday.

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