Johnson was forced off during Sunday’s game after a challenge with United’s Patrice Evra. The full extent of the injury and the period out is still unknown a this time.
“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.”
There is an outside chance that new signing Tiago Ilori could be risked at right-back but with the youngster being predominantly a centre-back that would seem highly unlikely.
Whoever is chosen, fans will hope that the rest of the defence can continue their impressive displays and that Liverpool can keep yet another clean sheet.
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