By Abigail Withey
Liverpool have been dealt another injury blow as midfielder Cameron Brannagan is set to be sidelined for a month with a hand injury, according to a recent report.
The Liverpool Echo has revealed that the 21-year-old playmaker has been ruled out for four weeks after breaking his hand during training at the Kirkby academy.
The regional newspaper claims that his hand was trodden on which caused a fracture, but luckily an operation won’t be required.
It is understood that the Liverpool academy starlet has been instructed to avoid contact training for around a month meaning he will miss the opening games of the season.
This is the second big injury blow for the Reds after mainstay Adam Lallana was ruled out for a number of months with a thigh problem.
Brannagan has had a tough season at the Merseyside club after he was loaned out to Fleetwood Town in January until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Jurgen Klopp decided against including him in the senior squad for pre-season and it looks like he’ll be playing with the Under-23s again this year.
The 21-year-old vented his frustration his official Twitter account on Wednesday with a series of angry emojis.
— Cameron Brannagan (@Cameron246bran) August 9, 2017
The young starlet has made nine senior appearances for the Premier League giants, but the last time was at the end of the 2015/16 season against West Brom.
Brannagan has just one year remaining at the club and, alongside his injury, his chances of playing with the senior squad again look quite slim.
In other Liverpool transfer news, a report has detailed the Reds’ stance on this French midfielder.