JURGEN KLOPP has confirmed Leeds United target Ovie Ejaria has ruptured his ankle ligaments – effectively ending the Elland Road club’s interest in a deadline day deal.
Liverpool midfielder Ejaria went off after rolling his ankle in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Wolves on Saturday.
Ejaria, 19, had made five starts for the Reds this season.
It has emerged Leeds were considering a swoop for the youngster before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
But Klopp effectively ruled out a transfer after confirming Ejaria will be out for some time.
“Ovie, a lot of people thought what were they doing? He has ruptured something downstairs,” Klopp said.
“He got a knock in the first half and got treatment at half-time.
“He woke up the next morning like this.
“He’s obviously out for a while. It’s not on the outside or inside of the ankle, it’s in between.”