Liverpool defender Joe Gomez could be out for six weeks after fracturing his left leg during Wednesday’s victory over Burnley.
Gomez was taken off after 23 minutes following a challenge with Clarets captain Ben Mee.
The 21-year-old has played in 13 of Liverpool’s 15 league games this season.
He is set to miss up to 10 games for the Reds over the busy festive period with the injury.
That fixture run includes a vital Uefa Champions League group-stage match against Napoli as well as Premier League matches against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.