Monday 26 September 2016

Jordon Ibe becomes Liverpool's seventh hamstring casualty as injury crisis worsens

Mark Critchley

Published 07/01/2016 | 21:09

Jordon Ibe celebrates with Roberto Firmino after scoring the first goal for Liverpool during the winner over Stoke. Photo: Reuters / Carl Recine.
Jordon Ibe celebrates with Roberto Firmino after scoring the first goal for Liverpool during the winner over Stoke. Photo: Reuters / Carl Recine.

Jordon Ibe has become the seventh Liverpool to be currently sidelined by a hamstring injury and will be unavailable for Friday’s FA Cup tie at Exeter City.

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The 20-year-old winger complained of discomfort after Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final  against Stoke City, in which the former Wycombe Wanderers youth product scored the only goal.

Ibe subsequently missed training at Melwood on Thursday.

Liverpool are hopeful that it is only a minor issue and have not ruled him out of a return in next week’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal.

Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel and Jordan Rossiter are all currently unavailable with hamstring problems.

Mamadou Sakho (knee), Jordan Henderson (heel), Danny Ings (knee) and Joe Gomez (knee) are also sidelined, while Kolo Toure limped through the final stages at the Britannia Stadium while suffering from cramp.

Full-back Jon Flanagan is taking part in training but must continue to build match fitness after 18 months out and two operations on his left knee.

Centre-back Tiago Ilori, who was on loan at Aston Villa from Liverpool, is now back with his parent club after the two parties agreed to cancel the deal.

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