In addition to Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard has now been ruled out for six weeks - a huge blow for Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson has also picked up an injury, leaving Brendan Rodgers far shorter of options than he could have liked at such a crucial phase of the season.
There will inevitably be a lot of talk about this proving how thin the Liverpool squad is, and how they need to go out and buy players to cover attacking positions.
That is true to an extent, but Liverpool have a sensational player they should look at adding to their squad who they already own.
20-year-old Suso Fernandez is having a dream season on loan at Almeira in La Liga.
He has two goals and five assists to his name for the strugglers, and it's fair to say the loan has already been a success and set out what it aspired to.
So if there was a way Brendan Rodgers could rescind the agreement and recall the youngster, now is the time to do it.
Now clearly Suso is not a replacement for Gerrard or Henderson in the middle, but given the poor recent form of loanee Victor Moses he would surely be an improvement on the side's options.
He would provide further squad depth and help out his club who need him now, and prove to his manager why Liverpool don't need to go and sign wingers next summer.
Liverpool were playing Henderson wide right out against West Ham as they have done so often this season, and Suso would certainly plug the gap.
So could it happen? Well there has been no comment from Liverpool on the possibility, and the temptation is to say that because Suso is doing so well out there it could be counter-productive to his development to bring him back.
It's a risk, but one if Rodgers felt he was going to use him regularly he should be confident of taking, with the player ready to come back better than he left.
The main issue sits in the terms of the agreement Liverpool have with Almeira. Does the contract have a recall option, or were Liverpool wise enough to include a get-out clause in what they could state as an 'urgent' situation citing their injury crisis.
You would think it would be naive if they didn't. At the least Liverpool could try to offer them a player in exchange, the under performing Iago Aspas for instance?
While the situation is far from clear cut, in terms of paperwork and whether it is the right thing to do - the possiblity of bringing back Suso warrants discussion among the Liverpool hierarchy in light of their thinning squad.
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