Liverpool's Milner faces sidelines stint

Liverpool midfielder James Milne faces several weeks on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring.
Liverpool midfielder James Milne faces several weeks on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner faces several weeks on the sidelines with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's 5-0 win over Manchester United.

Milner was forced off after just 27 minutes of the game at Old Trafford and assistant manager Pep Lijnders expects the 35-year-old to be out until after the international break in mid-November.

There was better news for Naby Keita, who was carried off on a stretcher having been on the receiving end of a two-footed lunge from half-time substitute Paul Pogba, who was sent off for the tackle.

Keita suffered only a bruise in the incident and is being assessed on a daily basis.

The Reds next play Preston in the League Cup on Wednesday, then are at home to Brighton on Saturday in the Premier League followed by a Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid at Anfield next week Wednesday.

Australian Associated Press