Trent Alexander-Arnold is also set for a spell of up to six weeks on the sidelines with a calf problem, though Fabinho is close to returning from a hamstring injury.
Joel Matip is currently available but he himself has been hampered by fitness issues in the last 12 months.
Rhys Williams, 19, and Nat Phillips have impressed in their performances so far this term but seriously lack experience at the top level.
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