Liverpool defender Martin Kelly will be out for at least a month, after pulling up with a hamstring injury in their recent defeat to West Ham at the weekend.
Kelly, who has been a revelation under new boss Kenny Dalglish, has been playing well as a raiding full back for the reds, and the 20 year-old will be disappointed to miss out on some important games.
Liverpool face Manchester United, two European games against Braga and Sunderland in the next month and will have to do without Kelly.
Liverpool will be looking to return to the form that saw them go six games unbeaten in the first games of Dalglish’s reign, before a poor performance against West Ham saw their run end.
Dalglish will be looking into what went wrong, and told his clubs website, “We will sit down and the players can go through the game. We will have a look and make sure we learn from the mistakes that were made.
“We will look to see where we went wrong and try to repair it.
“The pleasing thing was that the fitness and desire to get back in the game was still there. In the last 20 minutes we played well.
“Collectively we will move forward, but we won’t dismiss it. We will get back in and see where we are on Tuesday. A week’s training will do us no harm at all.”