Ex-Liverpool player stabbed and robbed in 'unprovoked' attack

Former Liverpool player and current Derby star Andre Wisdom is in hospital after a robbery. (Getty Images)

Former Liverpool and current Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after being stabbed during a robbery attempt.

Wisdom was attacked in Toxeth while visiting family, having featured for Derby on Saturday in a 2-1 win over Reading.

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The defender is currently recovering in hospital, with Derby confirming that Wisdom sustained injuries during the attack.

"Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery," the club said in a statement.

"He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital."

Wisdom originally joined Liverpool in 2008 at age 14, having previously come up through the Bradford City youth system.

Defender’s Liverpool career

The defender made his Liverpool debut in 2012, going on to appear 19 times while scoring one goal under Brendan Rodgers in his first senior campaign.

That goal came on his debut, a 5-3 Europa League win over Young Boys, with Wisdom earning further first-team appearances in the weeks following, including an appearance in the Merseyside derby against Everton in October 2012.

His second season saw him make just three appearances to start the campaign before being loaned out to Derby County, starting a string of loans away from Anfield.

It was during that time that Wisdom featured for West Brom, Norwich and RB Salzburg before joining Derby on a permanent deal in 2017.

Since making that move, Wisdom has made 58 appearances across all competitions for the Championship side, scoring one goal.

Derby currently sit eighth in the Championship following Saturday's victory over Reading, with Wayne Rooney scoring the game-winning goal last time out.

The Rams are three points shy of a playoff spot while also being level on points with seventh-place Preston North End.

Derby will face Preston at Deepdale on Wednesday before returning home to take on fourth-place Nottingham Forest over the weekend.