Liverpool teen sensation Ben Doak COLLAPSES after a sickening clash of heads in the UEFA Youth League… as medics rush to help winger, 17, who has played five times for Jurgen Klopp’s first team
- Doak fell to the floor after challenging for a header six minutes into the game
- He initially managed to stay on his feet before collapsing to the ground
- Several medics raced onto the field as the referee stopped play in the game
Liverpool youngster Ben Doak sparked worrying scenes in the Reds’ latest UEFA Youth League game after collapsing on the pitch.
Doak, 17, fell to the floor after jumping for a header with a Sporting player having initially managing to stay on his feet.
Medics ran onto the field to help the Liverpool man as the referee stopped play.
He eventually made it back to his feet but was substituted immediately.
The club later confirmed that the Scottish Under-21 international was ‘OK’ but will need to be ‘closely monitored’ after the collision.
Liverpool youngster Ben Doak triggered worrying scenes when he collapsed on the field of play
Doak clashed heads with a Sporting defender as he jumped for a header and stumbled a few steps before collapsing on the pitch
The incident came just six minutes into the match, in which Rodrigo Ribeiro scored the only goal of the game after 65 minutes.
Doak stumbled a few steps after the challenge before his collapse.
He was attended to by several medics as players from both sides watched on nervously.
It appeared the two players clashed heads as they challenged for the ball in the air, though the Sporting player was unharmed.
Doak remained on the floor receiving treatment for around two minutes.
The forward was clearly in pain as he held his head before hitting the deck in the first half
Doak has made five appearances for the Liverpool first team and is highly-rated by Jurgen Klopp (left)
The Scotland U21 star is one of Liverpool’s most highly-rated prospects and has made five appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s first team.
He joined the Reds from Celtic last year and is tipped for a big future on Merseyside.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has faced calls to include Doak in a senior side, but made the decision to leave him out when his latest squad was named on Tuesday.
Doak was however named in the U21 squad by manager Scot Gemmill, who will be anxiously waiting an update on his condition.