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Fulham are waiting to see the full extent of the eye injury which forced Maarten Stekelenburg off in the 3-2 defeat against Liverpool.

The Dutch international goalkeeper had to be replaced by David Stockdale with just under 15 minutes of Wednesday’s game at Craven Cottage remaining after he took a Luis Suarez boot to the face as the Reds forward stretched out to try and convert from close range.

Stekelenburg could not continue as the swelling around his eye hampered his vision and boss Rene Meulensteen revealed that he will now require a scan to determine how bad the injury is.

“He got the boot right in his eye so it’s swollen up straight away,” Meulensteen said.

“How bad the damage is, we have to assess. But it was that big that he couldn’t carry on. He’s fine but it’s a big, swollen black eye.”

Fulham have no game this weekend after crashing out of the FA Cup to League One Sheffield United so Meulensteen will hope he is back and available for a relegation six-pointer at West Brom when they return to Premier League action on Saturday week.