In the latest setback for Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool right-back Calvin Ramsay has picked up a long-term injury which could keep him out until the end of the season.
The former Aberdeen player arrived at Anfield in the summer as cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold. However, his time has been plagued by injury, having mainly featured for the Under-23s this term.
Ramsay has made just two senior appearances so far this season, playing the full 90 minutes in the Reds’ Carabao Cup win over Derby County and coming off the bench against Napoli in their Champions League 2-0 victory.
Both showings came in November, with the 19-year-old yet to establish himself as a regular having been named as a substitute just once in the Premier League this campaign.
Who else is injured for Liverpool?
Liverpool have a number of injured absentees which have hindered their progress this season.
In a major blow for Klopp, Thiago Alcantara picked up a hip injury in training and is the latest addition. The Telegraph reported that the Spaniard would be out for four weeks after picking up a hip injury during training.
He joins Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, and Arthur Melo on the sidelines.
However, Klopp received a huge boost after Diogo Jota returned to training last week.
Whilst the Merseyside derby is likely to come too soon for the Portugal international, he may be in contention to play against Newcastle as well as in the Reds’ Champions League last 16 tie against Real Madrid.
Liverpool host Everton at Anfield on Monday evening, with Klopp set to reignite his feud with Sean Dyche.
The newly appointed Toffees boss will be hoping to make it two wins from two after beating Arsenal 1-0 in his first game in charge.
Meanwhile, Klopp will know three points are a must if he is to stand any chance of finishing in the European places this season.