Villa's Trezeguet set for knee surgery

Injured - Aston Villa midfielder Trezeguet receives medical attention during a Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday
Injured - Aston Villa midfielder Trezeguet receives medical attention during a Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday Laurence Griffiths POOL/AFP
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London (AFP)

Aston Villa winger Trezeguet requires knee surgery after suffering an injury at the weekend, the Premier League club said Monday

The Egypt attacker was forced off late in Saturday's defeat at Liverpool and a Villa statement said: "Trezeguet will now have an operation before starting his rehabilitation.

"Everyone at Aston Villa wishes Trez a full and speedy recovery."

Villa manager Dean Smith, asked about the injury after the match at Anfield, said: "He tried to carry on but, unfortunately, didn't feel great so had to come off and was naturally upset and worried at what extent the injury is but only time will tell us."