Kenny Dalglish has confirmed that Charlie Adam will miss the remainder of Liverpool's season through injury, and does not expect the Scotland international to feature in this summer's Olympic Games.
Adam has not played for the Reds since the defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in late March, and his knee injury will keep the 26-year-old out until next term.
That means Adam will miss Liverpool's final four Premier League fixtures but, the fact that he is now unavailable for the FA Cup final on May 5 will serve as a greater blow for the midfielder.
Meanwhile, Adam had reportedly been named on the 80-man shortlist to represent Great Britain at the Olympics, and would have been under consideration as one of the three 'over-age' players in Stuart Pearce's squad.
But Dalglish does not believe the former Blackpool captain would be fit in time to take part in the tournament, should he be selected.
"There is no operation needed but he won't play this season," Dalglish told his weekly press conference.
"And I would think if they had any designs on having him in the Olympics he wouldn't be fit for that either."