Injury news: Liverpool duo to miss EPL opening game

Liverpool FC are set to be without duo of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge in their opening Premier League game against Watford as both missed training again.

The two missed the training at Melwood on Thursday and they are unlikely to feature at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Barcelona target has been undergoing treatment on the back problem over the past week as speculation about his future rumbles on.  The Reds rejected an improved offer of £90.4million from Barcelona for the Brazil international on Wednesday and remain adamant he's not for sale at any price.

Sturridge continues to work with the club's rehab staff having limped out of last week's Audi Cup win over Bayern Munich due to discomfort in his thigh. Nathaniel Clyne has missed the entire pre-season programme and will sit out the clash with the Hornets. Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to start at right-back. Captain Jordan Henderson is fit after recovering from a virus, while new signings Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson all trained as they hope to be handed a debut by Jurgen Klopp.