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Ryan Gravenberch believes Liverpool injury problems are good news for him as it will give him a chance to impress

Liverpool have been dealt massive injury blows in recent weeks, with Curtis Jones joining their growing injury list after sustaining a bone ligament issue against Brentford on Saturday.

The Englishman was replaced by Ryan Gravenberch 34 minutes into the game, and the Netherlands international reckons the blow could be good news for him.

The 21-year-old has started eight Premier League games since joining Liverpool last summer, coming off the bench ten times.

Gravenberch is expected to be handed a place in the starting XI when the Reds take on Luton Town later tonight, and the Dutchman cannot wait to impress.

“I’m feeling good. If I am honest, I’m really looking forward to the game on Wednesday, especially after the game on Saturday,” the former Ajax star told the official website of Liverpool.

“I’m really looking forward to it. You see it now, unfortunately, Curtis is now injured and hopefully he will be back as soon as possible. But now, for me, I have the chance again to show myself and to show my qualities.

“If I’m honest, as a player I prefer to play games than training! So, I’m very happy that we have every three or four days a game. Of course, it’s hard but I think as a player you prefer to play games so it’s better.”

Jones is also expected to be unavailable for selection when Liverpool take on Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup on Sunday, and Gravenberch knows he must impress against Luton to get a chance to start against the Blues.

The former Bayern Munich star is yet to score or assist in the Premier League but has bagged two goals and an assist in five Europa League games, and he has also weighed in with an assist in four Carabao Cup games.

On the other hand, Jones has five goals and three assists across all competitions and it is not a surprise that he is ahead of Gravenberch in the pecking order.

It remains to be seen if the 23-year-old will spend extended time on the sidelines, but his spot will likely be waiting for him if the Dutchman refuses to grab this opportunity with both hands.

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