Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to miss at least a couple of weeks due to a foot injury he picked up against Napoli earlier in the week.
The 20-year-old was forced off in the closing stages of the 1-0 win on Tuesday night, as a trio of injury concerns emerged for Jurgen Klopp.
With Joe Gomez already sidelined with a fractured leg, Joel Matip was then ruled out with a broken collarbone and both Alexander-Arnold and James Milner were considered doubts for Sunday’s clash with Man United.
He could also miss the Boxing Day game against Newcastle, and the following match against Arsenal.
It’s hoped though that he will be back available for the visit to Manchester City on January 3.
The timing of Alexander-Arnold’s injury could not be worse, with Gomez already sidelined until mid-January, and Nathaniel Clyne a long way from being considered as fully fit.
Milner played at right-back in last weekend’s win at Bournemouth, and it is hoped that he will be fit for Sunday’s visit of Man United – although the versatile midfielder himself was subbed off against Napoli due to cramp.
Games Trent is set to miss:
Alexander-Arnold was at a promotional event on Thursday evening wearing a protective ‘moon boot’ on his left foot.
Jurgen Klopp will speak to the media at 12.30pm on Friday where he will offer an update on the defender’s injury.