Reds confirm Johnson knee damage

The England right-back was assessed by the club’s medical team at

Melwood earlier on Wednesday and underwent a scan which revealed

the extent of the injury which forced him to limp off after 88

minutes of the 1-0 victory at Villa Park. A club spokesman said: “A

scan today has revealed a tear in the medial ligament in Glen’s

right knee. “The player will see a specialist tomorrow, after which

we should be able to more accurately determine the length of his

rehabilitation period.” Johnson now seems certain to miss this

weekend’s FA Cup trip to Reading and the crucial Anfield visit of

Tottenham on 10 January. The 25-year-old has suffered a number of

injuries in the first season of his Liverpool career and underwent

the controversial horse placenta treatment on a hamstring problem

earlier in the campaign.