Shelvey out for 12 weeks

Liverpool will be without young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for around three months after the full extent of his knee injury was revealed.

Shelvey, signed from Charlton Athletic last summer and frequently on the fringes of the first team this season for the Reds, missed the England U19’s clash with Germany this week with the tendon problem.

Shlelvey told the club’s official website today, “I’m a bit down at the moment but I’m just hoping now I can come back stronger.

“I am now going to take a 12 week rehabilitation and hopefully I’ll be back soon.”