Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss Saturday’s Merseyside derby with a thigh injury sustained on England duty, and could be out for up to four weeks.
Lallana played in England’s 1-0 defeat against Germany, and set up Jamie Vardy’s second-half goal in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania at Wembly on Sunday.
However, the 28-year-old midfielder, who has played in all but two of Liverpool’s 29 Premier League matches this season, sustained a thigh injury in the World Cup Qualifier.
Sky sources have confirmed Lallana returned to Melwood with an injury but refused to speculate over a timescale for his return.
Lallana, who played the full 90 minutes of the Group F qualifier, was forced to miss three matches earlier this season after damaging his groin in the 2-2 draw with Spain in November.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is struggling ahead of Everton’s visit with a foot injury, while Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino will not return from Brazil until the early hours of Wednesday morning.