Carrick doubtful for Liverpool date

Date published: Monday 7th September 2015 11:32

Michael Carrick Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool after withdrawing from the England squad.

Carrick, who has made two starts and appeared from the bench twice in the Premier League so far this season, has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Switzerland at Wembley.

The nature of the 34-year-old’s injury was not disclosed, but the holding midfielder will now be a doubt for Louis Van Gaal.

Carrick has 33 England caps but has not played for Roy Hodgson’s men since March’s draw in Italy, missing the last three matches.

His absence means Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could get another opportunity against Switzerland, having played against San Marino.

Hodgson’s side are bidding for the three points which would secure top spot in Group E.

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