Having appeared to have come out of the other end of an injury crisis, the problems are mounting up again for Liverpool, with Joel Matip now ruled out.
Just as their fitness problems were clearing up, the Reds have been dealt with a triple blow following their 3-2 loss at Arsenal.
Those injuries were already clear following Jurgen Klopp‘s post-match press conference at the Emirates, but another setback has now emerged.
According to The Athletic‘s James Pearce, Matip is now set to miss “two to three weeks” with a calf injury picked up in the second half on Sunday.
It is a major concern for Klopp, who is now without two of his four first-choice starters at the back, while Andy Robertson has only just returned from a hamstring injury himself.
Calvin Ramsay is not yet fully fit following a back complaint and is expected to build up minutes with the under-21s before being trusted at first-team level, with James Milner a more likely stand-in at right-back at this stage.
Academy centre-back Jarell Quansah has just recovered from a fitness problem, with Oludare Olufunwa, Lee Jonas, Luke Chambers, James Norris and Isaac Mabaya among the other options within the youth setup.