A young Liverpool player has suffered an early injury setback after signing a contract with the club earlier this month.
Ben Doak moved from Celtic to Liverpool less than a week ago, after announcing on social media that he had agreed to join the Merseyside giants in a deal worth around £600,000 to the Hoops.
However, the 16-year-old has been sidelined by a groyne injury, which has jeopardised his international plans.
Doak was supposed to fly to Israel to represent Scotland in the UEFA Under-17 Championship Finals, but an injury suffered on the eve of the tournament has derailed his plans, and Brian McLaughlin’s team will now travel to Israel without him.
Before joining Liverpool, Doak made two substitute appearances for Celtic’s first team, including one against old rivals Rangers. He can play as a midfielder or a fullback, making him a versatile player. Doak drew strong interest from a number of top clubs after impressing at youth level for his parent club before Jurgen Klopp persuaded him to join the Reds.