No return date for Johnson

Liverpool have announced that right-back Glen Johnson sustained a high ankle sprain during the 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

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Glen Johnson: Picked up an ankle knock on Sunday

Glen Johnson: Picked up an ankle knock on Sunday

Johnson had already been forced to pull out of the England squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying fixtures and Liverpool are not sure when he will be fit to return.

A statement on the club's website on Tuesday read: "After being examined by the club's medical staff at Melwood, Johnson is required to rest his ankle this week.

"A further review will then take place to check stability and decide on further management.

"Therefore, Liverpool have not put a timeframe on Johnson's return to fitness at this stage."

The Reds have begun the season well, winning their first three Premier League fixtures 1-0 to assume early leadership of the table.

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