Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson is set to miss his side’s next four league matches with a groin injury in another major blow for the Reds.
The Englishman is also a doubt for his country’s World Cup qualifiers next month as Jordan could be out for around four weeks.
He was forced off during the Reds’ defeat by city rivals Everton on Saturday.
The Reds captain pulled up with a groin injury which manager Jurgen Klopp revealed it was a “massive blow”.
There is concern it is a serious problem and he is expected to miss league matches against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham and Wolves as well as the second game of their Champions League last-16 tie versus RB Leipzig.
England are due to start their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification campaign versus San Marino, Albania and Poland at the end of next month.
Jordan’s injury has added to the Premier League champions’ woes after they failed to win again at Anfield this year.
He has been filling in at centre-half where Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have all been ruled out for the campaign.
While Diogo Jota and Fabinho also missed the defeat by Carlo Ancelotti’s side as they battle back to full fitness.
In other news, Lyon centre-half Marcelo has revealed that his representative held talks with Liverpool in January regarding a potential switch to Anfield.
“I hope we will find a solution soon!” the Brazilian star told Canal+. “I feel good here; I feel that I can give more to Lyon.
“Over time, I hope that we will find a good solution. Liverpool? My agent spoke with them, but I feel good here. My dream is to win the championship with Lyon.”