Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has suffered an injury setback that will keep him out of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash with West Brom at Anfield.
The 29-year-old, who only made his first start of the season against Burnley on January 1 after returning from a thigh injury, has sustained what has been described by manager Jurgen Klopp as "a little tear".
The England international is therefore expected to miss the clash with Alan Pardew's side, along with Ragnar Klavan (illness) and James Milner (dead leg).
Coming back from injury
"Adam Lallana again unfortunately has a little issue and I'm pretty sure is out of the next game," Klopp told a news conference. "It's not a big one but it's how it is when you've had a long injury. You need time to adapt to the intensity of a Premier League game.
"Milly got a dead leg in training and if Milly says it's too painful in training, you can imagine how painful it is. Raggy is out. He was really ill and lost a few kilos. Now he has a little, little muscle issue. Not too serious, but he is not available.
"[Nathaniel] Clyne's on a good way, though still not in team training. Dejan [Lovren] is back. It's the time of the year!"
Asked for more details on Lallana's problem, he said: "It's a little tear. It's really not a big one. The knee is okay. Nobody told me something about his knee."