Liverpool forward Christian Benteke has suffered a thigh injury that could see him miss Belgium's Euro 2016 qualifier against Bosnia on Thursday 3 September. The Reds are hoping that the striker will be fit in two weeks time when they face Manchester United in the Premier League.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Belgian international picked up the injury during the Merseyside club's 3-0 defeat to West Ham United on 29 August. The report claimed that he has been unable to train with his teammates in the national team.
It is claimed that a scan of the injury has indicated that it is a minor one, which should see him recover for their crucial clash against archrivals United on 12 September. The Belgian coaching staff, on the other hand, are hoping that he can feature for Belgium's encounter against Cyprus on Sunday 6 September.
Brendan Rodgers will hope that Benteke, who has scored one goal in his first four games, gets fit for the clash against the 20-times English champions after suffering a shock home defeat against the Hammers, which sees them at seventh place equal on points with Arsenal and United. Despite the match against United not being a title decider, it could give the winning team a lot of confidence going forward and bragging rights to the winning fans.
Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has revealed that he had a dream about playing in England before he joined Hoffenheim from Figueirense in 2011. The Reds signed him this summer, after spending four-and-a-half years with the German club.
"It's strange but I remember just before I moved to Hoffenheim that I had a dream about playing in England," Firmino told Liverpool's official site.
"At the time that wasn't an option, the opportunity wasn't there for me. Then it came along a few months ago and I quickly decided it was the right offer for me."
"As a footballer I always want more. I really enjoyed my time in Germany but didn't actually win anything. So the next step was to join a club that can compete for trophies, that's why I came here," the Brazilian international added.