Milner lasted just 16 minutes of Saturday’s clash at the King Power, before limping off to be replaced by Thiago, who played a costly role in the Reds’ collapse.
It was the vice-captain’s 14th start of the season, but his fifth in the last three weeks, and it appears the overload has taken its toll as Milner now faces a spell on the sidelines.
Following Liverpool’s latest defeat, Klopp revealed that his No. 7 has a hamstring injury, and while “hopefully it is only a little bit,” the medical staff “did not want to take the risk.”
Origi also has a hamstring problem, while Klopp described the absence of Davies through a knock as “unbelievable” in his pre-match interview with BT Sport.
Hopefully Fabinho can return for Tuesday’s clash with RB Leipzig in the Champions League, but in his press conference ahead of Saturday’s defeat the manager did not seem confident he would be available in Budapest.
This could therefore see few changes made in midweek, with more pressure on those first-choice starters to not only improve their performance but to avoid injury.