According to Liverpool’s Official Website, Reds midfielder Elijah Dixon-Bonner could return to action before the end of the season.
Dixon-Bonner, 19, was forced off in the second half of the Premier League Cup clash against Huddersfield Town last Friday which Liverpool won 3-0 at Kirkby.
The report states that the teenager suffered knee ligament damage following a challenge with a Terriers player forcing him off in the process.
Unfortunate to be faced with an Injury Setback. I’ll be working hard to ensure I’m back stronger and better than ever! 🔴 #LFC
— Elijah Dixon-Bonner (@edixonbonner99) February 26, 2020
Dixon-Bonner has also posted on Twitter for the first time following his injury setback where he stated his intent to return back to the team ‘stronger and better than ever’.
While the injury will keep him out for around six to eight weeks, this is considered a positive considering initial worries regarding the setback. Dixon-Bonner is determined to come back even stronger and his U23s coach Neil Critchley has no doubts that he will.
“Elijah has played a lot of football for us this year and done extremely well,” said Critchley. “He’s had a really good season, and I was hoping to see him push on in the back end.
“He knows he’s facing some time in the gym but he’ll be fine, as he is mentally a very strong boy. We hope to see him again this season.”
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Dixon-Bonner has captained the U23s side on a number of occasions this season, as well as playing in the UEFA Youth League squad inspiring the young Reds to a knockout match with Benfica that will be contested on Tuesday, March 3.
He had been an ever-present and durable member before his injury missing all but one Premier League 2 game for the Reds – who currently sit fifth in the table standings.
The England U17s international has featured 26 times for Liverpool across all competitions this season.
Dixon-Bonner was on the bench for the Carabao Cup quarter-final clash at Aston Villa and featured in all three group games in the EFL Trophy during which he was twice captain and scored in the 5-2 defeat at Accrington Stanley.
He was also part of the team that won the FA Youth Cup last season after Liverpool successfully defeated Manchester City on penalties to claim the famous trophy for the first time since 2007.