Trent Alexander-Arnold will very much likely be absent for Liverpool's Premier League clash with Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday at 4.30pm.
The 20-year-old was forced to withdraw from the England squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro due to a back injury.
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Now the Reds full-back faces a late fitness test before Liverpool take on Spurs this weekend.
Alexander-Arnold is in contention to play but may be left out in favour of versatile midfielder James Milner.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, manager Jurgen Klopp said: “Trent still feels his back. We're not 100 per cent sure so we have to watch him.”
Klopp also gave updates on the rest of the squad, revealing that Joe Gomez is back in training while Xherdan Shaqiri is nearing recovery from a groin injury.
When asked about the Swiss international, Klopp said:”[He is] good, much better.
“Shaq, since a couple of weeks [ago], has had some problems with the groin.
“He trained, not how he could train, but was still in the squad and all that stuff because we didn't have a lot of options. Now he feels better day by day and should be fine for the weekend.”
Naby Keita is back in training after a slight muscle injury and is fit to feature, although he may have to be content with a spot on the bench.
Adam Lallana may miss out as well if Alexander-Arnold is fit, meaning Milner can push into midfield together with Fabinho and Giorginio Wijnaldum.
Jordan Henderson is another option for the Red boss while Joel Matip will continue alongside Virgil van Dijk and the first-choice front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are sure to start.
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Liverpool predicted line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur
(4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino
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