Dejan Lovren will remain unavailable for selection when Liverpool continue their Premier League title charge at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Croatian is still nursing a muscle issue that saw him miss Monday night’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, once again leaving the Reds short of options at the back.
His latest setback follows on from the hamstring problem that saw him substituted in the first half of the FA Cup defeat to Wolves on January 7.
He has not played for Liverpool in the league since the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the beginning of 2019, with his number of games missed through injury now at a total of 16 across all competitions so far this season.
Speaking ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Dejan is not available. No [timeframe], we work on the Bayern game, but we don’t know exactly.”
Circumstances mean Joel Matip is set to retain his starting spot alongside Virgil van Dijk this weekend, although it remains to be seen how Klopp plans on lining up against Bayern Munich in 10 days.
With Van Dijk suspended for the Champions League Round of 16 first leg and Lovren still in recovery, Fabinho may again be tasked with carrying out a job at centre-back.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is meanwhile in contention to make his comeback on Saturday having missed the last three games due to injury.
The right-back faces late fitness tests, as do Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum after being absent for the visit to the London Stadium.