Blackpool have confirmed Liverpool have recalled Jonjo Shelvey from his loan at Bloomfield Road.
Kenny Dalglish has taken the decision as he awaits the results of a scan on the knee injury suffered by Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva in Tuesday's 2-0 Carling Cup win over Chelsea.
Shelvey had been in fine form for Blackpool after joining the Championship club in September and had scored six goals in 10 games, including a hat-trick in the thrashing of Leeds.
Blackpool had been in talks to extend the 19-year-old's stay beyond the scheduled conclusion of the deal at the end of December, but Liverpool need the teenager as cover for Lucas.
Manager Ian Holloway told Blackpool's official website: "Obviously this is a setback to us as Jonjo has done ever so well in his short time with us.
"We knew that Liverpool had the recall option on him and it was only the unfortunate injury to Lucas that has prompted them to take this course of action.
"I would like to thank Jonjo for his efforts with us and Kenny for allowing him to come to us.
"We will be in regular contact with Liverpool about trying to bring him back in January should Liverpool's injuries clear up."