Last Updated: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:14
Liverpool will be without Charlie Adam for Sunday's trip to Newcastle as he awaits news on the full extent of his knee injury.
The midfielder picked up the problem during his side's 3-2 defeat at QPR and it was initially suggested that his season is already over.
However, Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has played down such talk ahead of the game in North-East, revealing that they will have a clearer idea of the Scot's condition in a fortnight's time after he has rested up.
He told reporters: "Charlie's got another two weeks and then we'll find out a proper diagnosis without people speculating.
"We will wait and see in a couple of weeks how long he's going to be out."
It's understood the 26-year-old has strained knee ligaments but he won't need an operation to correct the problem according to Dalglish.
The Reds boss is however, hopeful of having some of his other injured stars back for the clash with the Magpies.
Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly and Daniel Agger have all been under treatment after missing last weekend's defeat to Wigan with calf, ankle and a rib complaints respectively.
Meanwhile, Maxi Rodriguez is available for consideration after recovering from illness, but Craig Bellamy looks set to miss out again against his old club due to a calf injury.
Sunday's game at the Sports Direct Arena will also represent Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique's first return to the North-East since their moves to Liverpool last year.
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