Former Liverpool defender stabbed while getting out of his car in Merseyside

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in Merseyside while ‘getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative just hours after playing in Derby’s victory over Reading’

  • Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed
  • It is claimed the Derby player was attacked and robbed as he got out of his car
  • The incident reportedly occurred hours after Wisdom played against Reading
  • Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 but left for Derby in 2017 

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed while visiting a relative on Merseyside.

According to The Sun, the Derby County player was ‘stabbed while getting out of his car’ in the Toxteth area of Merseyside.

His sister said: ‘He’s been stabbed and is in hospital. He’s stable and my other brother is on his way there. It’s crazy. I can’t believe it.’

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

Derby County told Sportsmail: ‘Derby County Football Club can confirm that Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery.

‘He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

‘Merseyside police are investigating and the Club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family. Therefore we will not be making any further comment at this time.’

It is claimed the incident occurred just hours after Wisdom played in Derby’s 2-1 Championship win over Reading on Saturday.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s awful news. He must have been on a high after his team played so well. To then have something like this happen is just tragic. It was totally unprovoked. 

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

‘It’s impossible to imagine what his family must be going through.

‘All his fans wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be back on the pitch again soon.’ 

Wisdom signed for Liverpool as a youngster and worked his way through the club’s youth system. He made his first-team debut in September 2012 in a Europa League game against Young Boys.

After falling out of favour at Anfield, Wisdom moved to Derby in 2017 and has played for the Rams ever since.

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their hopes to reach the Premier League. They are just three points off the play-off places at present.  

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