Wilfred Ndidi, a Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, is expected to be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury.
The 25-year-old sustained the injury while on international duty for Nigeria, but he was able to play in Monday’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
However, he aggravated it during the first half and was taken off. He will now be forced to sit out the next set of games with Nampalys Mendy another likely absentee against Bournemouth on Saturday.
‘Wilfred Ndidi will probably be out for a little bit. He came back from international duty with a minor hamstring strain,’ boss Brendan Rodgers said.
‘He recovered well, but he felt at half-time on Monday it was sore again. He will miss a few weeks.
‘Papy Mendy has an issue with his knee so he will struggle for the weekend. Everyone else should be fine.’
Mendy suffered his problem in training. Rodgers said: ‘We don’t think it’s longer term, he just had a clash of knees in training and it came up swollen.
‘The doctor and medical team said this morning it is highly unlikely he will be involved in the weekend but will hopefully join the team after that.’