RALPH Hasenhuttl confirms another blow for Saints as Stuart Armstrong is ruled out of the visit to Anfield on Saturday.

The Scottish international will not be fit to face Liverpool after a re-emergence of his calf injury that saw him miss seven consecutive games earlier in the season.

Armstrong had managed starts versus Chelsea in the EFL Cup and Aston Villa in the Premier League, but was ruled out 24 hours before kick-off at Norwich.

Saints haven't won a league match without Armstrong appearing since December 2019.

However, Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo – who were also both absent from the 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road – have been confirmed as available by the Austrian boss.

Redmond missed out after the birth of his first child on Friday evening, while Malian international Djenepo missed out due to an unspecified injury.

Speaking ahead of Saturday, Hasenhuttl said: “Stuart is out with the calf injury, Moussa is back in training yeah, and so is Reddy.”

Redmond had also missed the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa due to testing positive for COVID-19, so it would be his first appearance of November if he were to be selected by the gaffer at Anfield.

Hasenhuttl also confirmed that Jack Stephens is back in training but urged supporters and media to “give him time,” to continue his recovery after a lengthy absence.