Liverpool's current problems have been compounded by the news Daniel Agger will be out for up to a month with a fractured rib.
The cultured defender was substituted before half-time in Sunday's 4-0 defeat against Tottenham following a heavy fall.
For all his talent, Agger seems to have been dogged by injuries during his time at Anfield, and now faces a fresh setback having earned a place in Kenny Dalglish's team.
Dalglish confirmed the injury to the club's in-house television station.
"Daniel has got a fractured rib, so he's struggling a bit," Dalglish told liverpoolfc.tv.
Per Steffensen, Agger's agent, articulated the frustration of the Denmark international who seems to be riddled with bad luck.
"It's the worst possible news. He has broken two ribs, and he must keep still for four weeks," Steffensen told sporten.tv2.dk.
He added on tipsbladet.dk: "Daniel is way down now and I certainly sympathise with him.
"He will miss the two (international) matches against Cyprus and Portugal and there is a match against Manchester United he also misses.
"It's insanely annoying."