By Harvey Byrne
Ryan Bertrand has missed England’s training session on Monday afternoon and is now a doubt for Southampton’s match against Liverpool on Saturday.
The 27-year-old full-back has been away with the national team as they prepare for a clash with Spain on Tuesday after a 3-0 victory over Scotland on Friday.
However, the official England Twitter account revealed that Bertrand, alongside captain Wayne Rooney will miss the session due to “minor issues.”
Bertrand is considered the Saints’ first choice left-back and will be a huge blow to the south coast club with an in form ex-player Sadio Mane relishing the return to St Marys.
Claude Puel will be likely to call on 21-year-old Sam McQueen to replace Bertrand if he is not available with young prospect Matt Targett also out injured.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side have been relentless going forward this season and Puel will be hoping for a full strength defence to face the Reds.
The Merseysiders currently top the Premier League, as well as it’s scoring charts with 30 goals from their first 11 fixtures.
They ran out emphatic 6-1 victors over Watford in their last clash and they will be keen to maintain their form as they look to win their first Premier League title.
In other Liverpool news, Ronald Koeman delivered this two-word verdict on the Reds.