Mark Hughes will be hoping that the international break will provide enough time for full-back Glenn Johnson to recover from injury with a trip to the Emirates in game week five.
Mark Hughes has confirmed the signing of Glen Johnson by Stoke City.
Stoke City have been dominating the transfer headlines today and it continues with word from both Sky Sports and The Mirror that Glen Johnson will be signing on a two-year deal.
What was once assumed to be a replacement because of injury woes and a subsequent shift in form, it appears Glen Johnson has now carved out a place in Liverpool's XI.
Glen Johnson is battling an illness that could see him miss the squad when Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday.
Glen Johnson, once as nailed on as anyone for Liverpool at right back finds himself on the outside looking in as Brendan Rodgers continues to find success deploying a formation that does not suit him.
Brendan Rodgers’ misery was compounded on Sunday when his Liverpool side drew a blank at Old Trafford making it just two wins from eight as the Reds slide to tenth in the table.
Glen Johnson put his head on the line to dive for a rebound and the resulting goal was the difference between Liverpool and Stoke City.
Not only were Liverpool on the receiving end of a hugely efficient Manchester City performance leaving The Etihad pointless but the away side also left with a number of injury concerns following their disappointing defeat on Monday.
Word from Sevilla is that Alberto Moreno has been left out of the UEFA Super Cup squad because a deal has been completed moving him to Liverpool for £12million.
Liverpool added to their summer shopping spree by signing Athletico Madrid right back Javier Manquillo to a two-year loan.
Liverpool will reportedly sign right-back Javi Manquillo on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy after the loan is finished.
Defender Glen Johnson has trained this week, and "will be in the squad" on Sunday according to manager, Brendan Rodgers.
Brendan Rodgers admitted that defender Glen Johnson, who has been playing with and through injuries this season, will be out "indefinitely".