Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The Danish international sustained the problem during the 2-1 defeat to West Brom last weekend.
Agger has endured an injury-ravaged campaign, missing three months earlier this season and he now faces another two months on the sidelines.
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish confirmed Agger will not be available again for the remainder of the season.
"Daniel has a problem with the tendon behind his knee and won't be involved again this season," Dalglish told the club's official website.
"He'll be out for a couple of months before he can start training."
Glen Johnson also faces a spell on the sidelines after being forced off at the Hawthorns with a hamstring problem.
Dalglish has admitted the England international is set to be ruled out for at least three weeks.
"Glen Johnson has a hamstring problem which is usually about three or four weeks and it's the same for Martin Kelly," added Dalglish.
WaitThe Reds are still awaiting news on skipper Steven Gerrard's fitness after he suffered a recurrence of his groin problem in training last week.
It is feared Gerrard could also be ruled out for the rest of the season, but Dalglish claims they will only find out the full extent of his problem later this week.
"We will know about Steven at the end of the week. He will be assessed and we'll see what the story is," noted Dalglish.
"It's disappointing for the players because they want to play in every game. We're getting towards the end of the season but if you're injured, you're injured.
"We feel for them but the most important people at the football club are the ones who are fit and able to play. We have to get on with what we've got.
"Fabio Aurelio and Jonjo Shelvey are training again and David Ngog had a game for the reserves on Monday. So we've lost some but we've got a few back."