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Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton to miss the rest of the season through injury

Ryan Smart

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Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton to miss the rest of the season through injury

Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton, who is currently on loan at Blackburn, will miss the remainder of the season due to a fractured foot, Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has confirmed.

The Reds youngster moved to Ewood Park at the beginning of the campaign on a season-long loan deal, and has made 40 Championship appearances.

He was named in the starting XI to take on Preston North End on Saturday after coming off the bench during Blackburn's 1-1 draw against Coventry earlier in the week.

A win would have moved Rovers into the play-off places, but Dominic Hyam's 95th-minute own goal resulted in another 1-1 draw and meant they ended the day in seventh place.



And Tomasson's side suffered another blow after the game, with confirmation that Morton will play no further part for them this season.

The news will concern Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp, with his participation in next season's pre-season looking to be in doubt.

Earlier this season, The Athletic's James Pearce claimed Klopp was considering the inclusion of Morton in his plans for the upcoming campaign.


Liverpool midfielder injury confirmed

Speaking ahead of Blackburn's upcoming Lancashire derby against Burnley on Tuesday, former AC Milan forward Tomasson confirmed the extent of Morton's injury.

He also stated that the 20-year-old suffered the injury during the first half against PNE, but played on before being substituted in the 89th minute.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "He has a fracture on his foot. He got it in the first half, he played the whole second half. He's incredible, a tough boy.


"He couldn't walk after, he will have an operation. It's disappointing as it's a position we are stretched.

"We are disappointed. That is football, we can't turn it around. He had a lot of pain at half time but played the second half and that shows the character of the boy with a fracture."

However, the Dane did offer a glimmer of hope to Klopp and Liverpool with his assessment of how Morton has performed this season.

"You can't expect more from a young boy where he's touching the ball a lot, so it's been a good loan for him and a good loan for Rovers as well."

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Topics: Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Football, Premier League, EFL Championship

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