Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to have an operation on his left shoulder which will rule him out of the rest of the season and England's two friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil in the summer.
Juan Mata struck an 87th-minute winner as Chelsea won 1-0 at champions Manchester United to reclaim third place in the Premier League while the earlier Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton finished goalless.
Steven Gerrard is likely to require surgery on a shoulder injury this summer. He has played every minute of Liverpool's Premier League campaign so far and could miss England's summer friendlies against Brazil and Ireland.
Liverpool came back from a goal down against Aston Villa to score twice in the second half to win 2-1, leaving the hosts in relegation peril.
England could only take a point away from Montenegro despite a bright first half which saw them take the lead through Wayne Rooney. Substitute Dejan Damjanovic equalised in a second-half dominated by the hosts.
Liverpool earned three points at home to Tottenham Hotspur in a back-and-forth match that ended 3-2, increasing the Reds chances of a top-four finish, while Newcastle United scored a 92nd minute winner to beat Stoke City 2-1.