Liverpool striker suffers injury scare on international duty during World Cup break

Liverpool striker suffers injury scare on international duty during World Cup break
Liverpool striker suffers injury scare on international duty during World Cup break

Ben Doak has been injured on duty for Scotland Under-21s.

Liverpool winger Ben Doak. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Ben Doak is ‘on the treatment table’ after sustaining an injury for the Scotland Under-21s.

The 17-year-old picked up an assist as Scott Gemmill’s side suffered a 2-1 loss to Iceland on Thursday.

Doak, who made his debut for the Reds last week against Derby County in the Carabao Cup before signing his first professional contract, put in a thrilling first-half performance.

However, he had a problem when he picked up a ‘painful’ injury during the clash.

Gemmill said: “We are all very confident about Ben’s potential but he has yet to go out there and do it. Kudos to him, he did it again. He is disappointed not to have scored and he is on the treatment table after taking a sore. It’s very exciting and there’s a lot to look forward to, but those 20 minutes in the second half are the real learning point.

Doak joined Liverpool from Celtic in the summer transfer window and made a strong impression. In total, he registered eight goals and six assists for the Reds Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-21s.

As a result, he made his first-team debut against Derby two days before his 17th birthday. After his spirited performance, Klopp said: “It’s Ben. His instructions were simple: do what you do all the time.

“He’s really a lively boy, an intelligent player, a good dribbler, quick, able to use both legs. It is good. It was fun to watch, really nice to watch – he comes in and immediately a lot of things are obviously natural to him, which is really helpful.

“I’m pretty sure his family was here tonight. I remember when I saw the family at AXA (Centre de Formation) when we signed the boy, how excited everyone was. Now having this night is the next step, it’s cool. He introduced himself, of course.

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