Liverpool suffered a fourth successive home Premier League defeat after a dismal result against Everton on Saturday.
The Premier League champions now have more than a week to prepare for a tricky assignment at rock-bottom Sheffield United next Sunday evening.
And here we look ahead to the changes Jurgen Klopp could make when his team are next in action.
Defensive options limited
Liverpool are waiting on the results of scans on Jordan Henderson’s suspected groin injury, although it’s almost certain the skipper faces an extended spell on the sidelines alongside Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
With doubts continuing over the fitness of Fabinho, Klopp has limited scope for change at the heart of defence.
Ozan Kabak had a tough time against Everton while fellow deadline day signing Ben Davies has yet to kick a ball for the Reds.
Nat Phillips, though, was impressive when replacing the stricken Henderson.
At full-back, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are likely to continue, with Neco Williams and Kostas Tsimikas on standby.
Keita to come in?
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Should Fabinho be declared fit, it may well be the Brazilian returns in his more accustomed defensive midfield role.
Gini Wijnaldum, who has been filling in at number six, has appeared jaded of late and has been spotted training separately to the team at Kirkby.