Liverpool Captain, Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of action for at least five weeks.
He has undergone surgery on the groin injury he sustained in the loss to Everton.
The Captain has been playing as a defender because of the absence of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
According to a statement on the club’s website: “Liverpool can confirm Jordan Henderson has undergone an operation on the injury he sustained during last weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton.
“The captain was withdrawn after half-an-hour of the Anfield fixture having picked up a groin issue that left him unable to continue.
“No specific timescale is being placed upon his return; however, the 30-year-old is ruled out initially until after the March international break.
“Henderson’s recovery will be closely monitored by the club’s medical department and his progression during his rehab work will determine when he is able to resume full training.”
Henderson is expected to be out for at least five to six weeks.
The Reds have been dismal this season after winning the League for the first time in 30 years last season.