Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has suffered a hamstring injury that will rule him out of action for some vital Reds fixtures.
The 34 year-old was seen limping upon his 68th minute substitution in our thrilling 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday evening, and now won’t be seen in a Red shirt for up to three weeks.
Gerrard will now not feature in the FA Cup fifth round tie at Crystal Palace, huge Premier League tests against Southampton and Manchester City, and both legs of the UEFA Europa League double header against Besiktas.
With Lucas Leiva having set for a month spell on the sidelines due to a thigh issue, Brendan Rodgers is faced with a selection dilemma at the base of his midfield.
Joe Allen is most likely to come in for Gerrard, but Rodgers could also consider moving Emre Can further up the pitch and selecting another defender.
In his last season at the club, Gerrard wasn’t always going to be guaranteed a place in the starting XI, but his injury could hardly have come at a worse time given both Lucas’ absence and the tough upcoming fixtures.