Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is not expected to be back in action until early February at the earliest as he recovers from a knee injury.
It was hoped that the Portuguese international would be ready to play by the end of the month but, after manager Jurgen Klopp revealed the 24-year-old was still in a knee brace last week, it was feared that he’d be sidelined longer than expected.
Joel Matip missed the 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Sunday but the 29-year-old will almost certainly be back in the matchday squad to face Burnley later this week.
The centre-half had not been able to return to full training before the weekend’s game at Anfield but Klopp has said he is expecting the defender to take a full part in sessions heading into Thursday’s match.
Naby Keita is still a major doubt due to a muscular problem, while Kostas Tsimikas, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are all still unavailable due to knee injuries.