Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel to miss World Cup qualifier

Liverpool defender Martins Skrtels will miss the World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Costa Rica due to a serious illness, the club said.

Skrtels suffered a heart attack on Friday night.

He was taken to hospital but died.

He played in all four of Liverpool’s league games in the 2016-17 season.

He had not been involved in any of the Reds’ group games in North America this season.

The club has yet to say how long Skrtls illness will keep him out.