Senegal’s Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is set to miss the last seven games of the season with a knee injury.
Mane, 24, was taken off after colliding with Leighton Baines in Saturday’s 3-1 home victory over Everton.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said he was “pretty sure” Mane needed surgery, leaving it “pretty much impossible he will play again this season”.
The £34m signing from Southampton has started all but five of Liverpool’s league games this campaign.
Of those, three were drawn and two were lost. The Reds are third in the Premier League table with seven games left.