Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne could be out for up to three months after undergoing back surgery, according to Sky sources.
The former Southampton defender has not played since sustaining the injury in a pre-season match against Tranmere and now could be out until February.
He did resume light training in September, but the 26-year-old has since suffered a setback and has now undergone ‘minor, corrective surgery’ in a bid to rectify the problem.
Speaking on November 3, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “He was in a good way and then had a little setback. That’s how back problems are.
“We showed him to specialists all over the world and it is not a big problem, it just needs time, that is all.”
Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been deployed at right-back by Klopp in his absence while Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier has been favoured by Gareth Southgate in the England set-up.