Brendan Rodgers had mixed news for Liverpool supporters as he revealed that Jose Enrique had been ruled out of action for six weeks but on a positive note hinted that there could be another new arrival this month.
The Reds have already completed a deal for Daniel Sturridge and Rodgers has suggested that, despite having a limited budget, he is hopeful that one more player will be signed during the January transfer window.
"We are not going to have a lot of money to do anything [else] in the window," Rodgers told the official Liverpool website. "We won't have that in January. There might be another but there is not much more business to be done."
Sturridge was the crucial transfer that Rodgers was desperate to complete due to his lack of options in attack, but it is yet unclear which other position he would like to strengthen.
There have been suggestions that Liverpool are still keen to bring Thomas Ince back to the club but Blackpool have revealed that they have not been contacted with an improved offer in a number of weeks.
While they have been unable to advance a deal for Ince, there was further bad news with Enrique being ruled out with a hamstring tear. The Spanish left-back has been in superb form of late but could now miss up to six weeks of action.
"He has looked fantastic in the games but it looks like he'll probably be out for up to six weeks with his hamstring," said Rodgers.
"It's a shame because in the game he felt nothing. Sometimes you can enter the games and be tight and stiff. He felt great, and even within the game."
Liverpool do have cover in defence as Glen Johnson has shown that he is more than capable of slotting in at left-back, while Andre Wisdom has impressed on the few occasions that he has been asked to play on the right hand side of defence.
Rodgers also has a number of young full-backs pushing for a chance with John Flanagan and Jack Robinson both regularly featuring for the youth teams this season.