Double injury update
Eyebrows were raised when Barkley was left out of the squads that travelled to Tanzania and the Netherlands this month but it appears as though reports of his groin injury were correct.
Reports say that the midfielder will be out for around four weeks as speculation over his future continues to swirl.
Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with a move for Barkley but have been put off thus far by Everton's valuation of the player.
Chelsea and Manchester United are said by parts of the media to be interested in challenging Spurs for his signature while the Daily Mail (together with local Liverpool media) have contested assertions made in The Mirror that Barkley is demanding wages of £150,000 a week.
Meanwhile, Funes Mori could be out for the rest of the year following a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.
The Argentine made an aborted return to training earlier this month where it appears as though he suffered a relapse of the problem that required surgery earlier this year.
Paul Joyce of The Times has suggested that Funes Mori will be out for between six to nine months after going under the knife for a second time.