Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.
The England international returned to training a week ago after a groin operation in early March but had a recurrence of the problem last Friday.
The 30-year-old has spent the week undergoing assessment and Reds boss Kenny Dalglish confirmed the worst at the club’s Melwood training ground.
“We still don’t know definitively what the problem is,” Dalglish said.
“We will wait to get a precise answer from the people that he has to see but he won’t be involved again this season.”