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Milner may be sidelined for Burnley clash

8th March 2019, 13:43 by Tom McGarry

Liverpool may have to do without James Milner for Sunday's Premier League clash with Burnley as he is struggling with a muscle problem.

Former England international Milner has been a regular for the Reds this season, making 32 appearances across all competitions, while his versatility has also been an asset for Jurgen Klopp's side.

However, the 33-year-old's involvement at Anfield this weekend now looks in doubt, with Klopp confirming he has a muscular issue that will be assessed further over the coming days.

"Millie we will have to see. It is Millie, so everything heals quicker with him!" Klopp told reporters. "He was already outside yesterday. He had a little muscle issue, but there are still two days to go until the game. I think if you ask Millie he would say, ‘I will be ready’ but we have to see."

The news is more positive on defender Dejan Lovren, who has been sidelined since early January with a hamstring issue, as he resumed full training this week and could now play some part against Burnley.

"It’s a rather positive moment, it looks really good," Klopp added. "Dejan trained yesterday for the first time, [in] full, completely normal."

Joe Gomez has also stepped up his rehabilitation from a broken leg and Klopp feels he could come back into consideration after the international break, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are also stepping up their comebacks from long-term knee and ankle problems.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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