Liverpool striker Joao Moutinho to be out of action for six months with an Achilles problem

Liverpool forward Joao Mirante is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.

The Portugal international has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury since January 15, with the 24-year-old also out of the team for the Champions League group stage.

The club have made no official comment on the extent of the injury.

Liverpool’s latest injury update:Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno is sidelined with a back problem, but the Spaniard will not miss the Reds’ Premier League clash against Sunderland on Sunday (15:45 GMT). 

The Italian will be assessed in the coming days. 

Manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will not be making a change in their backline before the trip to Sunderland on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

“I don’t want to go into details,” the German said on Friday.

“It’s something we are talking about and it is something that we will have to discuss and decide.”

The club also have doubts over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who has only played five minutes of competitive football since the beginning of January.

The 31-yearold has been struggling with an ankle injury for the majority of the year, with only three appearances in the Premier League this term.