Liverpool have confirmed Joe Cole faces two weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury picked up against Bolton.
Cole was forced to come off with the problem late on in Liverpool's 1-0 win at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday.
Scans have indicated Cole has sustained a slight strain meaning he faces a brief spell on the sidelines.
The injury means Cole will miss out on a reunion with his former Chelsea team-mates this Sunday, live on Sky Sports HD1 & 1.
Liverpool's head of sports medicine and sports science Dr Peter Brukner told the club's official website: "The scan confirmed Joe has sustained a hamstring strain.
"It is not a serious injury but still means he is likely to be out for two weeks."
BackingMeanwhile, Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has backed Cole to make a quick return from his injury and recapture his best form after a disappointing start to his Anfield career.
"There have been flashes of quality - notably the ball he produced for (Fernando) Torres in the win over Blackburn," said Hodgson.
"I think Joe has done well in that he is so committed, he works his socks off and he wants to do well here.
"He is a quality player. But we haven't seen the best of him.
"Absolutely not. There is more to come from him and he knows that."