LIVERPOOL will be without Jordan Henderson for the trip to Sunderland with a heel problem.
The former Black Cats midfielder will sit out the return to his former club after limping off in the 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Elsewhere there are doubts over Joel Matip, while Marko Grujic could return to the squad.
Philippe Coutinho is also still out of action, but it is hoped the Brazilian playmaker will be back in the first-team picture soon having been out since November 26 in the reverse fixture.
Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings are still out long-term.
Jurgen Klopp told his post-match press conference: “At this moment, it’s a little bit of pain in the heel. When Hendo is limping, if it’s a ‘little bit’ of pain, it’s probably a bit more.
“We don’t know exactly in this moment.”
Klopp added on Coutinho and Matip: “I don’t believe in miracles.
“Nobody told me they can do what you have to do when you want to play a football game in two days. No chance.”
Sunderland’s long list of injuries includes Lamimna Kone, Victor Anichebe, Jordan Pickford, Jason Denayer, Jan Kirchhoff, Duncan Watmore, Paddy McNair and Lee Cattermole.
Keeper Pickford picked up a knee injury in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, but David Moyes was relieved to learn it’s not a cruciate ligament tear, meaning he will be out for six to eight weeks.
Moyes said: “The good news is he hasn’t ruptured his ACL. The bad news is he’s strained it.
“It’s a major disappointment because he’s been saving us points.”