Joe Gomez could miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Sunday, reports the Telegraph.
The 21-year-old featured as a second-half substitute in the Reds’ 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, but is suffering from an Achilles problem.
The issue had arisen before he took to the field at the Rajko Mitic Stadium, and although he didn’t suffer any noticeable setbacks, his chances of playing this weekend appear slim.
Gomez has reportedly “not given up hope” of being available and the same applies with England, who face the USA in a friendly and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League during the upcoming international break.
Liverpool face Fulham knowing that only three points will do, as they look to stay in touch with a relentless Manchester City side.
While the Reds should be strong enough to beat the Premier League strugglers without Gomez, not having him available would still be an undoubted blow.
The young centre-back has arguably been Liverpool’s Player of the Year so far, maturing in his favoured role and not looking remotely out of place alongside Virgil van Dijk.
He was also imposing as England won 3-2 away to Spain last month, with Gareth Southgate viewing him as a key member for the Three Lions for years to come.
Having suffered from fitness problems in the past, most notably a cruciate ligament injury picked up in 2015, the Reds are sure to be careful with their prized asset.