Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri facing time out with a calf muscle tear

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri "will not be involved for a while" after tearing his calf muscle on international duty, according to Reds manager Jürgen Klopp.

Shaqiri 'out for a while' with calf tear

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool will be without Xherdan Shaqiri for the start of their pre-season programme due to a calf muscle tear. Shaqiri picked up the injury during Switzerland's Nations League clash with England on 9 June.

Shaqiri assessed at Melwood

The 27-year-old returned to Liverpool's Melwood training complex on Monday, but he faces a period of rehabilitation before he can take part in full training.

"Shaq is still injured from the national team and it will take a while until he is in again," Klopp told Liverpool's official website. "He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while."

Shaqiri, a reported £13million signing from Stoke City last year, also spent time on the sidelines towards the end of last season with a groin injury. The 27-year-old had been a regular feature in Klopp's team up until February when he dropped down the pecking order.

Shaqiri celebrates with Wijnaldum and Firmino after scoring against Manchester United in December.

Over the water

Liverpool kick off their warm-up matches ahead of the new campaign with a trip to neighbours Tranmere Rovers on Thursday.