Liverpool's right back Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to miss the next four league games due to a knee ligament injury.
The 20 year old hurt his knee during the warm-up before Liverpool's 1-0 weekend win away at Brighton, however he went on to complete the 90 minutes after a tentative start to the game.
In the aftermath of the game however the player complained of continuing discomfort and scans revealed some ligament damage.
Liverpool loaned Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth early in the January transfer window and many fans questioned this decision at the time.
Joe Gomez is himself currently out injured, Dejan Lovren missed the Brighton game through injury and Joel Matip did return as far as the substitutes bench at the weekend.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho, who has deputised at centre-back for the past two games, could fill in at right back if required as could James Milner.
The reds face Crystal Palace (H), Leicester (H), West Ham (A) and, ironically, Bournemouth (H) in the upcoming league games before the Champions League returns in the middle of February.