After what was Liverpool’s best moment in recent years at Wembley last weekend, the club appear to be in a small injury crisis with key players including captain Steven Gerrard and Daniel Agger amongst the unfortunate ones.
The Reds scraped past Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final after a 3-2 penalty shoot out win – however during that game centre-back Agger fractured a rib ruling the Dane out of Saturday's heavyweight clash against Arsenal.
When asked, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish admitted it was a blow for the side – who have proved to have one of the meanest defenses in the Premier League this season – conceding just 23 goals throughout the campaign .
He said: “Anybody that is injured is a miss. Daniel has been playing fantastically well this year, but we'll miss anybody that is not fit and available.
“The squad is there to cover eventualities, injuries and suspensions - and we'll need to cover for Daniel if he's going to be out for a few weeks”
The team from Merseyside also may be without influential skipper Gerrard as he was forced off during the first half of England's 3-2 defeat to Holland at Wembley.
Gerrard’s early exit was thought to be a precaution last night as he felt a tight hamstring – something that has been a problem for the Englishmen in the past.
Dalglish took training at Melwood today, welcoming back 13 players from international duty with the Scot looking to gain all three points at Anfield in the forthcoming fixture.
“What we've got and who we've got (to play Arsenal), I don't know because we haven't trained since the international matches," added the Liverpool boss.
"We had 12 or 13 players away, so we'll have to wait and see how everybody is when they come back."
The club are looking to progress into a rich vain of form after picking up their first bit of Silverware since 2006 with the team currently sitting in seventh position - four points adrift from Newcastle in a Europa League spot and a further three points away from Arsenal who at present hold the last remaining Champions league position.