Liverpool's Jones set to miss season opener against Fulham

Liverpool’s Curtis Jones is set to miss their Premier League season opener against Fulham this weekend – as the midfielder prepares to face up to four weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury

  • Curtis Jones will miss Liverpool’s season opener against Fulham with calf injury 
  • The club are awaiting specialist opinion on the severity of Jones’ injury 
  • The 21-year-old could spend up to four weeks on the sideline in order to recover
  • Jones was unavailable for their final pre-season game against Strasbourg 

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones will miss their Premier League season opener against Fulham after suffering a calf injury this week.

The Merseyside club are awaiting specialist opinion on the injury which could leave the 21-year-old sidelined for between two to four weeks.

The injury comes as a massive blow for Jurgen Klopp, who only recently announced that he will be without fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the foreseeable future.

Liverpool’s Curtis Jones will miss their season opener against Fulham on Saturday

The 21-year-old has picked up a calf injury after playing in the Community Shield final

Jones came off the bench during their 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday – but was pictured in a protective boot during the team’s final pre-season game against Strasbourg just one day later, according to The Athletic.

Once a specialist has analysed the injury, the club will have a greater understanding on the duration of time he’ll be out for – which they hope will be closer to two weeks.

The England man made 15 Premier League appearances for the Reds last year and contributed one goal and one assist in the top flight.

Jones pictured with Darwin Nunez after they beat Man City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium

Luckily for Klopp, Jones’ injury does not seem as serious as Oxlade-Chamberlain’s hamstring problem that he is currently dealing with.

The 28-year-old was forced off during the first half of the Reds’ 2-0 friendly win over Crystal Palace in Singapore earlier last month.

It comes as a major blow for the former Arsenal man as he enters the final year of his contract at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday to kick-start their league season before hosting Crystal Palace a week later. 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for a significant spell on the sidelines after a hamstring injury

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