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Kevin Stewart suffers ankle ligament injury

Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is set to miss a sizeable chunk of action between now and the end of the season, after picking up an ankle injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart in action against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stewart limped out of training on Monday and is now awaiting the results of a scan.

It is thought that the young midfielder has damaged ligaments, with manager Jurgen Klopp explaining what happened on Wednesday.

“We lost Kevin Stewart in training,” Klopp explained.

“He blocked a shot and his ankle was not stable. It was a bit bruised so we have sent him for a scan. We think it’s the ligament.

“He trained outstandingly and then this happened. That’s not too good.”

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The news comes as a big blow to Stewart, who has seemingly come from nowhere this season, impressing in the FA Cup in particular.

The 22-year-old also made his Premier League debut at Aston Villa on Sunday and looked set for a regular squad role between now and May.

Bizarrely though, all reports are explaining that the 22-year-old will now not travel with the rest of the Liverpool squad for their Europa League trip to Augsburg – despite the fact he isn’t registered in Europe anyway.

With regards to players actually eligible to face the Bundesliga side on Thursday, Adam Lallana will miss the game with a calf problem but Lucas Leiva has shaken off the hamstring injury that kept him out against Villa.

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