Thiago Alcantara s expected to be out for four to six weeks, leaving Liverpool light on midfield options with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones also sidelined.
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In other news, star striker Mario Gomez is a doubt for Stuttgart ahead of their trip to Augsburg on Sunday.
Alcantara has left the national team camp due to a sprain in the internal ankle ligament which will prevent him from playing against Israel.
Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago, Robben and Martinez all returned to training.