Just as the Anfield side seemed to be getting most of the squad back from the treatment room, the Reds boss delivered some bad news on the defensive front.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The Manchester City manager joked that he was trying to liven up proceedings on Monday when he admitted right at the very end of his press conference that he will leave the club.
The aerial menace of Stefan Kiessling has been particularly singled out by the Bavarians' coach as a weapon that could test his team's makeshift rearguard.
The three superstar forwards were all born on February 5, but which of them would you choose to share a slice of cake with?
Bayern Munich has a poor record away to Bayer Leverksuen and Manuel Neuer is fired up to end that run in Saturday's Bundesliga clash.
Lifted by the best team spirit Kyle Walker has known at the club, title-chasing Tottenham plays host to Watford in the Premier League.
The Portuguese star had the last laugh but not before some neat hoop-shooting from Isco as the Blancos players enjoyed a bit of basketball.
Claudio Ranieri has urged Leicester City's fans to keep dreaming ahead of a Premier League clash with Manchester City's magic men.
From Alfredo Di Stefano to Cristiano Ronaldo - supporters of the Blancos pick their favorite footballer to have starred for the Spanish capital club.
Jose Gimenez is confident Atletico Madrid can overcome its defensive selection problems to see off Eibar in La Liga.
The Brazilian, 24 on Friday, would be a perfect successor to the fading Portuguese, who is 31 on the same day, writes Ben Hayward.
The former Barcelona boss, who will take over at Manchester City in the summer, has called for an end to questions regarding his decision to make the move to England.
Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sharpen up in attack when it hosts Sunderland.
From Gaetano Scirea to Alessandro Del Piero - supporters of the Bianconeri pick their favourite footballer to have dazzled in Turin.
Having been replaced by Lucas Moura in the second half against Lorient, the Swede was caught trolling his former teammate with a boot-balancing act.
Two clubs from the Chinese Super League are said to be interested in the experienced Argentine, who has only five months left to run on his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Real Madrid ace snubbed the Barcelona right-back over comments made in the media but the Brazilian has claimed they were misinterpreted.
Crystal Palace will seek to end a poor run of form when they visit Swansea City in the Premier League this weekend.
The two teams have very different recent histories but are separated by just three points at the top of the table, and Saturday's game promises to be extremely entertaining.
The former England and current Shanghai SIPG coach is not surprised by the likes of Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Alex Teixeira moving to the Far East.