Thiago Alcântara is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury.
The Spaniard was forced off with the injury in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Fulham on the weekend.
The news comes as an even bigger blow for Liverpool who are already light in midfield.
Thiago injury timescale revealed
Sky Sports News claim that Thiago Alcântara is set to miss six weeks of action due to a hamstring injury.
The midfielder was forced off in the 51st minute at Craven Cottage last Saturday.
The Reds could therefore be without the 32-year-old for around seven matches.
During that period, Jürgen Klopp’s side face Crystal Palace, Man United, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Everton, Wolves and Chelsea.
Harvey Elliott was the player who came on to replace him at Fulham and he could be thrust into the line-up against Palace on Monday evening.
Klopp comments on signing new midfielder
Klopp has been speaking about the prospect of bringing in a new midfielder and on Friday morning, he told reporters:
“I am happy with the size and quality of my squad.
“There are different solutions - one is the transfer market but it only makes sense if you can bring in the right player
“All the other solutions are inside the squad, we definitely have too many injuries - that is clear.
“Naby will be back on Monday. Kostas will train today for the first time, he might be back.
“If the right player was available and the opportunity was there, we would have done it.
“We have had a lot of conversations already and it doesn’t look like anything will happen.”