Jürgen Klopp confirmed Joe Gomez suffered an ankle injury during Liverpool's 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday.
The No.12 was stretchered off midway through the first half at Turf Moor and the Reds will have to assess the seriousness of the issue in the coming days.
“It was his ankle,” the manager said at his post-match press conference.
“Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit. We have to see, we don’t know in the moment. We sent him home.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold will undergo a scan on his foot today amid fears that he will miss Liverpool's crunch Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.The 20-year-old right-back hobbled off in the closing stages of Tuesday night's thrilling Champions League victory over Napoli at Anfield. The England international remains in pain and a scan will determine whether there is any bone damage.
With Joel Matip having damaged his shoulder against Napoli, Jurgen Klopp can ill afford to lose another defender before the visit of Jose Mourinho's side.
Joe Gomez is already out until late January with a fracture in his lower leg and Nathaniel Clyne, who hasn't played in the Premier League all season, has been sidelined since picking up a knock in training.
If Alexander-Arnold misses out then Klopp would have to employ either James Milner or Fabinho as a makeshift right-back. Milner played there against Bournemouth last weekend but he also went off against Napoli due to cramp
Still unconfirmed according to this site with regards to Matip's shoulder, even the offal hasn't confirmed him missing for 6 weeks. Also puzzling is, Gomez broken ankle heal faster than Matip's collar bone?
He's been injured for eight months
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered the ultimate injury heartbreak back in April, as he tore knee ligaments that would rule him out of both the Champions League final and the World Cup - both of which he was nailed on to feature in.
It was the latest of many injuries that have stunted the midfielder's development, which came at the worst possible time, after he had claimed his place on the right of Liverpool's midfield.
After a long and difficult rehabilitation period, Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to running on grass for the first time since he sustained the injury.
To mark the achievement, he has posted a photo to Instagram of him running on the grass accompanied by two coaches, with his arms outstretched in celebration.
"That feeling when you're back out on the grass for the first time in eight months", he captioned the post.
Liverpool are coping in his absence, as they top the league at Christmas. But his return will be a welcome boost for the side who have lacked his direct running through midfield this season.