Star striker Fernando Torres has been ruled out of Liverpool's trip to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, despite returning to training following his groin injury.
Torres has missed the Reds' last four games with a long-running problem which manager Rafa Benitez is hoping does not require surgery.
But despite earlier suggestions that his ten-goal leading scorer could return at Ewood Park, Benitez has now revealed that Torres will not be risked this weekend.
Instead he could now make his comeback in next week's Champions League game against Fiorentina at Anfield.
"He has been training with the team – not full training sessions but part of them. He's doing well but he will not be ready for this game," Benitez told the club's official website.
"He could be ready for Fiorentina. He was doing some exercises with the team and with the football but it's too soon.
"Maybe next week it will be easier."