Liverpool have suffered yet another injury blow – their third within a span of two days – after Jordan Rossiter returned from England U19 duty with a hamstring injury. The Merseyside club have already lost Danny Ings and Joe Gomez, who are both ruled out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are furious with the Football Association (FA) for the way they handled the situation with the player. The club believes that the injury is due to the midfielder being played for 90 minutes in three games in just five days during the England U19's Euro 2016 qualifying event.
Rossiter was the only player in the squad to be utilised in all three matches by manager Aidy Bothroyd. This has infuriated the Merseyside club, who are already facing an injury crisis ahead of Jurgen Klopp's first game as in-charge against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (17 October). The midfielder played a key role for the young Three Lions, who finished top of their group to qualify for the elite phase, but now faces a spell on the sidelines with a suspected hamstring injury.
Liverpool are yet to ascertain the extent of the injury, but he is clearly set to miss the Anfield outfit's trip to White Hart Lane, and will join Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings and Joe Gomez on the treatment table.
The report claims that relations between Liverpool and England are tense following the latest injury blow, as in a similar situation last year Daniel Sturridge suffered a thigh injury during training with the Three Lions, while Joe Gomez, who has now been ruled out for the rest of the season also suffered a knee injury while on duty with the England U21 team during the recently concluded international break.