Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Xherdan Shaqiri is facing a spell on the sidelines due to a calf tear. 

The Switzerland international joined the Reds last summer from Stoke Cityand was part of the squad that clinched the UEFA Champions League title in 2018-19.

However, he appears set to miss a chunk of Liverpool's preparations for the new season, with Klopp providing an update on Shaqiri's condition to the club website.

"Shaq is still injured from the national team, and it will take a while until he is in again," he said. "He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while."