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Liverpool’s Jones to miss season opener due to concussion protocols

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones has been ruled out of their Premier League season-opener at newly-promoted Norwich City on Saturday because of concussion protocols, manager Juergen Klopp said.

Jones was substituted during the first half of their pre-season friendly win against Osasuna on Monday following a collision.

“He had a slight concussion so we just have to follow the protocol, Klopp told Liverpool’s website.

“He is fine, but that’s the protocol. He is available for training from Sunday on I think.

The 20-year-old is the second player to be ruled out ahead of their league opener after defender Andy Robertson sustained ligament damage.

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