James Milner to be assessed ahead of Liverpool's clash with West Brom

Liverpool's James Milner receives medical attention after sustaining an injury

Milner was substituted late on in Liverpool's draw with Manchester United.

Liverpool's James Milner receives medical attention after sustaining an injuryLiverpool's James Milner receives medical attention after sustaining an injury

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner is to have a head injury assessed ahead of the weekend's game with West Bromwich Albion, according to the Daily Express.

Milner was substituted late on during the Reds' 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Monday night. Prior to his withdrawal he clashed heads with Marcus Rashford as the pair contested a high ball.

The Express goes on to say it's likely that Milner will be fit enough to continue at left-back for the visit of the Baggies on Saturday evening. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and James MilnerLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp and James Milner

If he were to miss out then Alberto Moreno would likely return to the starting XI for the first time in the Premier League since the opening day win over Arsenal. 

Given Milner has impressed in his role at left-back so far this season, it is hard to see how Moreno gets into the side on a regular basis on the moment.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Derby's Jacob ButterfieldLiverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Derby's Jacob Butterfield

Moreno was given 90 minutes in the EFL Cup tie against Derby County and performed pretty solidly, and it looks likely that he will be given opportunities when Jürgen Klopp decides to rotate his side. Changes could be made for the League Cup tie against Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday which would be a real test of Moreno's credentials. 

Given the nature of the tie, it could be Milner that keeps his place there too. Given that a lot of people said Liverpool should try and sign a left-back in the summer, it's a lot to be said about Milner's performances so far that that particular opinion hasn't been voiced as much, if not as loudly, in recent weeks. 

Liverpool's James Milner in action with Manchester United's Antonio ValenciaLiverpool's James Milner in action with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia

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