Injury update: Liverpool could be without experienced midfielder for a month

Liverpool are likely to be without the advances of James Milner for nearly a month after the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury during the goalless Premier League stalemate against Manchester City last weekend.

The midfielder has been a revelation from the centre of the park for the Reds this term but he unfortunately suffered a muscular problem within half an hour of the 0-0 draw against Pep Guardiola’s team.

According to The Mail, the former England international has not suffered a serious hamstring damage but the tear is sufficient enough for him to miss first-team action with the Reds for the next month.

It is added that this would see him miss the league matches against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City alongside the Champions League game versus Red Star Belgrade, and would probably be a touch-and-go for the visit of Arsenal on November 3.

Jurgen Klopp has already had to deal with injury concerns to Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain since the start of the campaign but there is some positive with regards to the former, who has returned to first-team training after recovering from a groin problem.

Nonetheless, the Reds are likely to miss the distribution and set-pieces taking qualities of Milner within the side and it remains to be seen whether the likes of Naby Keita and Fabinho can fill the void after indifferent starts to their debut campaigns with the club.

Keita started the season as one of the three first-choice midfielders but he has since managed just three appearances from the off from seven league matches. On the contrary, Fabinho has not been deemed prepared enough to adapt to the Premier League and he has yet to make his bow.

Liverpool have started the Premier League season in a strong note with six wins and two draws from their first eight matches and they are currently third on the standings behind Manchester City and Chelsea on only the number of goals scored.

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