Milner could miss the national team break due to a hamstring injury

Liverpool: Liverpool assistant manager Pep Linders said on Tuesday midfielder James Milner will miss the national team break next month after injuring his hamstring in a landslide 5-0 win in Manchester United home at the weekend. Leanders said before facing Preston North End in League Cup on Wednesday that midfielder Naby Keita narrowly escaped a serious injury after a violent intervention by United’s Paul Pogba, for which the French international was booked. Milner and Keita were substituted during the match. at Old Trafford Linders told reporters, “Milner felt a stretch in his hamstrings. Looks like he’ll be out until the national team break.” For Keita, I am very grateful for the video technology that helps protect the players. “Maybe sometimes we don’t like some of the decisions the VAR makes, but the technology is designed to protect players. Luckily for Keita, she just got a bruise.” Liverpool assistant manager said midfielder Thiago Alcantara is close to returning after suffering a calf injury, while Fabinho has also recovered from a knee problem that led to his exclusion from United’s game. Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday in Premier League (Reuters)

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