LFC WomenLeanne Kiernan injury update
Liverpool FC Women striker Leanne Kiernan is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury against Chelsea at Prenton Park on Sunday.
The Republic of Ireland international left the game in the second half of the Barclays Women’s Super League opener, in which the Reds beat the reigning champions with a 2-1 comeback victory.
A scan has revealed last season’s LFC Women top scorer may require surgery and she is set to miss several months.
LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “It’s obviously really disappointing for Leanne and the rest of the squad because she had a terrific pre-season and has been in great shape.
“But these things happen in football, we have a squad to deal with these things and excellent medical staff to get Leanne back in great shape when she’s ready.”
Kiernan has been heartened by the support of Reds since the injury and she added: “Thank you to all the fans who reached out to me, your support means a lot. I’m looking forward to getting back out there as soon as I can. See you soon.”
- LFC Women return to action at Anfield on Sunday against Everton in the Merseyside derby. Tickets are on sale here, starting at just £1 for children