By Russell Edge
Liverpool goalkeeping duo Loris Karius and Danny Ward have both been ruled out of training on Wednesday through injury.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2017
They report that the German stopper has been ruled out of action with a hip injury, while back pain has stopped 24-year-old Ward from taking part.
While neither issue is said to be long term, the Reds will be hoping that at least one of the duo recovers in time for their friendly with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Their absences mean that just Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet is fully fit, and the club will be hoping that they have a replacement in line in case anything happens to their first choice stopper.
Karius is a regular in the first team squad for Liverpool, having missed just three of the club’s Premier League matches last season, although the majority saw him sit on the substitutes bench, with just 10 top flight appearances to his name during his debut campaign.
Ward meanwhile has appeared just twice for the club, one less appearance than he has for the Welsh national side, with both coming at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Last season saw him shipped out on loan to Championship side Huddersfield, as he helped them win promotion via the play-offs, making 43 league appearances.
In other Liverpool team news, this transfer-linked trio were exiled from the Reds’ squad for their pre-season trip.