Liverpool have suffered an injury blow with England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold expected to be sidelined for at least a fortnight with a knee problem.
The 20-year-old was injured in the warm-up before Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton.
He was able to play the full 90 minutes but now faces an extended spell out.
Alexander-Arnold does not require surgery but will miss Liverpool’s home games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City.
His absence creates a problem for manager Jurgen Klopp after his natural deputy Nathaniel Clyne was allowed to join Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.
Alexander-Arnold may yet struggle to be ready for the visit to West Ham United and the Anfield meeting with Bournemouth.