Liverpool’s defensive injury crisis has deepened after Joe Gomez suffered a potentially serious injury in England training.
According to the Athletic, Gomez suffered a knee injury and the Telegraph claim the 23-year-old fears the damage could be ‘serious’.
Confirmation of the injury is expected from England boss Gareth Southgate later on Wednesday.
The Premier League champions will be deeply concerned by the initial reports given their fitness problems in central defence so far this season.
Virgil van Dijk is unlikely to feature again in the Premier League this campaign after a serious knee injury suffered in the Merseyside derby.
Joel Matip has been struggling with a niggling injury, but returned to the starting line-up alongside Gomez in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the weekend.
While Matip had been sidelined, youngsters Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams had been called upon to fill in.
It may well be that we see Phillips and Williams again in central defence, this time alongside Matip, if Gomez is going to be sidelined for an extended period of time.
Fabinho is another option at centre-back for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, but he has been out with a thigh problem.
The Brazilian may be available again after the international break, but will also be lacking match fitness.
Trent Alexander-Arnold also suffered an injury in the draw with Manchester City, which ruled him out of the England squad, and a return date for him is not yet clear.
Southgate will also be disappointed to lose Gomez, who was likely to feature in the upcoming Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland.