Liverpool have suffered an injury blow with the news that Jermaine Pennant has broken his right tibia.
Pennant has been struggling with the leg injury for some time and the injury worsened during Wednesday's Champions League defeat to Besiktas.
The former Birmingham man was forced to limp off against Besiktas and Liverpool have decided to send Pennant for surgery to resolve the problem.
Pennant is expected to be sidelined for up to ten weeks and he will miss this weekend's clash with former club Arsenal.
InjuryClub spokesman Ian Cotton told the club's website: "For the last eight weeks Jermaine has undergone intensive treatment at Melwood between matches for the injury.
"But following an acute exacerbation of the problem during the game against Besiktas it has now been decided he requires surgery.
"We anticipate Jermaine will be out for approximately 10 weeks."