Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be without as many as nine players for Saturday's showdown against Arsenal at Anfield.
The Reds suffered a series of setbacks over the international break with a handful of stars picking up injuries including Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane.
While the Senegal international has since been cleared to face the Gunners, the number of Liverpool first-team members on the sidelines has almost reached double figures.
Along with Henderson and Robertson, Klopp will also be missing Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott going into the weekend.
“Sadio is fine – painful but fine," Klopp revealed.
“We took him out a little bit earlier here and there when we knew now it will be full contact, stuff like this, just to give it a bit more time to settle. But he looks fine.
"Robbo was lucky, we can probably say. It was a little bit DOMS, the intensity of all the games he played probably, rather than anything else.
"Hendo, a little bit more (injured) than Robbo but a chance for the weekend.
"Naby and James are in a good way as well, getting closer. Probably next week we expect them being back in team training, let’s see what that means for the Porto game – but not for the weekend, they are not available.
"Bobby (is) getting closer but not for the weekend. We’ll see, that will take a little bit longer still."
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The team's current injury woes brings back memories of last season when Liverpool had long spells without the services of Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Thiago and Joel Matip.
With so many stars on the treatment table, Klopp's side put up a feeble defence of their Premier League title, finishing 17 points behind eventual champions Manchester City.
This season, Liverpool find themselves four points behind league-leaders Chelsea, with six wins, four draws and just the one defeat after 11 matches.
Egyptian forward Mo Salah has started the season in sparkling form, netting 10 goals, and is currently top of the league's scoring charts.
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