Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Adam Lallana is set to be out of action for up to a month, according to the Daily Star.
The 26 year old England international suffered a calf injury during the Anfield club’s win against Swansea, back on New Year’s Day.
As a result, Lallana will miss out on both legs of the upcoming Capital One Cup semi final, when Liverpool will renew their rivalry with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.
As well as those games, the £25 million summer signing will also be out of action in the Premier League when Rodgers’ side face off against Sunderland and Aston Villa, two ties that the Reds will need to win if they hope to push for Europe after the January transfer window.
However, there remains some hope that he will be available for those games, with Rodgers refusing to set a timeline for his recovery and return.
Rodgers said: “More or less [a month], it might be a wee bit shorter than that.
“It’s a slight strain that he has, so no real timeline on it, but hopefully it won’t be as long as that.”
Liverpool beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in the FA Cup last night.