After Thiago Alcantara’s knock against Crystal Palace, Liverpool are battling a fresh round of injuries.
The Spaniard will miss Tuesday’s Carabao Cup trip to Norwich along with Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino, Neko Williams and Harvey Elliott.
After a quiet first season at Anfield, Thiago was impressing against Palace, but had to come out after an hour.
Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has confirmed that a scan will reveal the midfielder’s recovery time frame.
Ljinders told the club’s website: “I can’t say right now how long it will take but certainly not tomorrow and not over the weekend.
“Let’s get back the scan results and we have a proper diagnosis.
“[It’s] Also a shame as he was taking the game by hand, he was a proper playwright in my opinion.
“We lose two impressive midfielders in a week, that’s a bad thing.”
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The quintet of unavailable stars comes as Liverpool face a nightmare campaign 2020-21 on the fitness front.
But there is optimism that Alexander-Arnold will be fit to return to Brentford on Saturday after a non-Covid-related illness.
While Williams and Firmino are on their way to recovery, Elliot has been separated for several months.
Legends said: “Our game originally started at 12 against Palace – [Trent] Took the responsibility of talking to the doctor.
“It wasn’t easy because these guys – it says a lot about our group anyway – they want to play everything, [even] If they feel a little unsteady or sick. But he took responsibility.
“With Trent speaking, I have to immediately talk about Millie – it started with James Milner’s lecture and it ended with him dominating the full right. We resolve the situation with Trent with experience wanted to do but we got a lot more.
Trent should be fine in a few days but Norwich arrives very quickly.
“So, really proud and really happy that we have these players who can fill in every moment, and do what he did.
“He is Trent, no symptoms – no covid symptoms. We test regardless. He will be fine in a few days but Norwich arrives very quickly.
“Then we have Bobby, who will do some parts of the team training but is not ready either. But making good progress.
“And Neko is also progressing well. [For him] Tomorrow also comes early.”
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