Liverpool have confirmed Daniel Agger will miss the remaining two matches of the 2012-13 season as he undergoes pro-active treatment to strengthen the condition of his back.
The club's medical team and associated specialists have decided to undertake a series of elective injections to enhance the stability of the defender's back.
Agger has enjoyed his best season since joining the Reds in terms of appearances having made 39 in all competitions - the highest he has totalled in any campaign since joining the club in January 2006.
Undergoing the treatment means he will miss the remaining fixtures against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.
Liverpool believe this pro-active action and planned rehabilitation programme will have long-term benefits for the 28-year-old's career for both club and country.