Brendan Rodgers has given an initial update on the injuries to Liverpool full-backs Glen Johnson and Alberto Moreno on Sky Sports. The Reds manager stated that Johnson had appeared to have “pulled his thigh” while the 22-year-old Spaniard had “twisted his ankle.”
Liverpool were beaten by the Premier League Champions 3-1 on Monday evening, as Stevan Jovetic and Sergio Aguero put Rodgers’ men to the sword. Initially, the Reds started off well controlling the tempo in the opening 30 minutes, however a mistake from debut boy to Moreno let Jovetic in, as he lashed home the opening goal.
Moreno left stadium limping and with right ankle heavily strapped. Johnson has thigh injury. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 25, 2014
Man City then controlled most of the second half, scoring in the 55th and 69th minutes respectively. However, the Reds came back into the game during the final 15 minutes, with Rickie Lambert forcing Pablo Zabaleta to score an own goal. However, a few minutes after the Reds goal, Johnson went off injured – then moments later Moreno twisted his ankle after receiving the ball on the left-flank.
Rodgers told Sky Sports:
“Glen looks like he’s pulled his thigh. We were gathering a bit of momentum there when he had to come off, so obviously in the last 10 minutes when we were down to 10 men it was difficult for us.
“But he’s done his thigh and we’ll assess that later on tomorrow.
“Moreno – his foot came off the grass onto the astro turf so he twisted his ankle. There’s a bit of swelling now but we’ll see how it is in the morning.”
Furthermore, Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce revealed that Moreno left the Etihad Stadium limping, while Johnson has a thigh injury.
Liverpool face Tottenham in their next Premier League game.
Moreno won 80% of his tackles against Man City.