Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Philippe Coutinho sustained a dead leg in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Watford and is hopeful the injury is not serious.
The Brazil playmaker was hurt during a clash of legs with Adrian Mariappa in the early stages of the contest at Vicarage Road and had to be replaced by Adam Lallana, who himself was returning from a five-week injury absence.
Coutinho was later seen with heavy strapping on his thigh as the Reds secured a vital three points in their top-four ambitions in the Premier League courtesy of a sublime Emre Can bicycle kick.
Speaking at a news conference after the game, Liverpool boss Klopp provided an update on Coutinho's condition.
"He has a dead leg," he said.
Breathe... May 1, 2017
"Hopefully it's not too serious but of course it's really painful and there was no chance [he could continue].
"Everybody could see he tried hard, but no chance."
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.