"Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery. He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital," said a statement from Derby, who are eighth in the Championship.

"The club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family."

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British media reports said the player was visiting relatives in the Toxteth area of Liverpool when the attack took place.

The 27-year-old had featured in his side's 2-1 victory over Reading on Saturday.

Wisdom came through Liverpool's academy and made 14 appearances for their first team.

He signed for Derby in 2017 after a series of loan spells at clubs including West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. (Reporting by Richard Martin Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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