Liverpool’s on-loan winger Paul Anderson suffered a serious injury playing for Nottingham Forest in a local derby at Derby County last night.
Anderson fell under a challenge with Derby’s Paul Connolly and looks to have suffered a fracture or dislocation of the wrist.
Forest’s assistant manager David Kelly said after the game: “We think he has suffered a fracture or dislocation of his right wrist. At this stage we are not too sure and we are not too sure how long he would be out for. He will go for scans and we will know more after that.
“We wish him well and a quick recovery because he has been absolutely brilliant for us over the last few weeks.”
Earlier this week Anderson told the official LFC site about his hopes to become part of Benitez’s squad at Anfield once his loan ends this summer;
“You have to have a belief in yourself or there’s no point in playing. Hopefully I can come back at the end of the season and the gaffer back at Liverpool will take me in as part of the first team squad.
“We’ll have to see. I’m working hard and doing my job at Nottingham Forest. Hopefully I’ll go back and do what I want to do. If not, then I’ve tried my best.
“I’ve had a bit of feedback from the staff at Melwood. They are just telling me to get on with it. They said ‘Enjoy yourself, play as many games as you can and play as well as you can.’
“We will sit down and review it at the end of the season, see how I’ve done and make some sort of decision on my future then.”
Anderson is one of 11 Liverpool players currently out on loan, with Adam Hammill and Craig Lindfield having recently returned from Blackpool and Bournemouth, and Jordy Brouwer and Jermaine Pennant joining RKC Waalwijk and Portsmouth for the rest of the season.