Liverpool have suffered a blow with the news that defender Daniel Agger is out of action through injury indefinitely.
The Danish stopper has been hampered by a calf injury this term and he was dispatched to see a specialist earlier this week.
Unfortunately for manager Roy Hodgson Agger's scans have not revealed good news with more rest needed for the 25-year-old.
Agger has been told he cannot train and Hodgson does not even have a date in which the talented stopper can work on his fitness.
The news was the only negative note on a superb Sunday for Liverpool after they beat leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield.
"Agger is long-term. They can't put a date on it," said Hodgson. "So it could be very long-term.
"At the moment he can't train, he has just got to rest and wait for the next time he goes to see the specialist again.
"They are very anxious that bone doesn't form. It is a calcification issue and training would certainly accelerate the calcification.
"Now they have to wait and hope the body breaks down the calcifying elements before he can even think about training again."