Liverpool's young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been ruled out for around three months with a knee injury.
A tendon problem will keep him out of action until May, meaning it is unlikely that the promising youngster will figure again this term.
The England Under 19 international, who was signed from Charlton Athletic last summer, missed the clash with Germany this week due to the problem.
He will begin a lengthy rehabilitation programme with the club's medical staff at Melwood.
Shelvey told the club's official website: "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."
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