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.

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.