Everton lose defender Ramiro Funes Mori to injury for rest of season

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn meniscus playing for Argentina against Bolivia earlier this week.

The Toffees, who face Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, have already lost right-back Seamus Coleman for several months after he suffered a double leg break playing for Republic of Ireland against Wales.

James McCarthy also aggravated a hamstring injury in the warm-up to that game in Dublin.

"It has been confirmed that the defender suffered a torn meniscus in Argentina's 2-0 defeat to Bolivia on Tuesday evening,'' a statement from Everton read.

"He will have a surgical opinion next week but the initial diagnosis suggests the 26-year-old is likely to be out of action for the rest of the campaign.''

Funes Mori has made 23 appearances for in-form Everton in the Premier League this season.