In midfield, manager Jurgen Klopp has handed a start to in-form England worldwide Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who gets the nod ahead of Georginio Wijnaldum. Oxlade-Chamberlain hobbles from the side of the pitch, but a stretcher took the former Arsenal midfielder down the tunnel in the 23rd minute of the contest with Georginio Wijnaldum introduced as his replacement.
It is measure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's rapid progress at Anfield that it was his departure, not that of Philippe Coutinho, that caused the first ripple of anxiety on The Kop in this enthralling European campaign.
"If we can say that already before the scan, that's never good news so that means for us it's a massive blow, of course".
"It looks like this unfotunately", added Klopp when asked if the player's season was over.
"I am a very positive person and hope it only feels bad, but all the medical department are quite concerned without a scan".
Liverpool were able to recover from the early loss of Oxlade-Chamberlain to thrash Roma 5-2 last night to put one foot in the Champions League final with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both scoring twice. I see in your faces, maybe you are a little bit surprised I am not flying, mood-wise.