Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will be sidelined for three weeks after sustaining a hamstring strain in their 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, Express reports.
The injury will add to the Reds’ lack of depth in midfield, with Lucas Leiva also set to miss a month of action due to a groin problem.
This means that Gerrard will not feature ahead of some crunch fixtures in the FA Cup as well as the Europa League, before the Premier League continues when Liverpool travel to the St. Mary’s to play Southampton.
Gerrard’s most realistic return could be against title-chasing Manchester City at the beginning of March, meaning Rodgers will need to cope without their legendary captain.
The former Swansea boss could either push Emre Can up to midfield from his back-three or recall Joe Allen to the line-up, however with Can excelling in defence the latter may be his preferred option.
The 3-2 win over Spurs did allow Daniel Sturridge to start his first Premier League game this year, and Rodgers will be delighted to have his star striker back in the roster.