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Liverpool dealt James Milner injury blow vs Everton

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Liverpool have this evening been dealt a blow on the injury front, during the club’s FA Cup meeting with Everton.

Liverpool host Everton

Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently locked in action with their Merseyside derby rivals at Anfield, in the tie of the FA Cup 3rd-round.

It actually marks the 2nd time in 3 years that the two clubs have been pitted against one another at this stage of the competition, with today’s hosts having emerged victorious last time out.

Liverpool headed into proceedings brimming with confidence, on the back of yet another Premier League win on Thursday night.

Goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane eased the European champions past Chris Wilder’s stubborn Sheffield United, a result which saw Liverpool extend their already-healthy advantage atop the English top-flight to a hefty 13 points.

Milner crocked

And the XI opted for by Jurgen Klopp this evening certainly appeared to suggest that the Liverpool boss is ready to concentrate his side’s full efforts on their quest to clinch the Premier League title, rather than the likes of the FA Cup.

The Reds’ near-unrecognisable line-up to take on Everton can be seen below:

As showcased above, the only regular contributors to Liverpool’s first-team endeavours to have been thrown in from the off this evening were James Milner, Joe Gomez and Adam Lallana (and Adrian, to an extent).

As such, it came as a major blow when, with less than 10 minutes on the clock, one of the aforementioned players was forced to limp off.

The unfortunate individual was James Milner.

In preventing what would otherwise likely have been an Everton opener, Milner appeared to pull his hamstring, forcing Jurgen Klopp into the introduction of yet another youngster:

Subsequent updates have since also suggested that Milner has picked up a problem with his hamstring.

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