Kenny Dalglish has confirmed Liverpool are waiting to discover the extent of the injury Steven Gerrard picked up on international duty – but the boss expects to be without Daniel Agger for a 'few weeks'.
Gerrard returned to Melwood today and will undergo assessment from the club's medical team after being substituted in the 32nd minute of England's 3-2 defeat to Holland on Wednesday night.
Dalglish told reporters at Melwood: "The players will be arriving shortly, so we'll get an assessment when we speak to the medical people and look at it from there.
"If I don't know what it is, I can't tell you whether there is every chance or no chance (of Gerrard facing Arsenal), so rather than speculate it's best for us to just wait and see what the medical people have to say once they've seen him."
One man almost certain to miss Saturday's lunchtime clash with Arsenal is Agger, who suffered a fractured rib during the Carling Cup final win over Cardiff.
Dalglish said: "He's got a fractured rib, so maybe it will be a few weeks.
"Anybody that is injured is a miss. Daniel has been playing fantastically well this year, but we'll miss anybody that is not fit and available.
"The squad is there to cover eventualities, injuries and suspensions - and we'll need to cover for Daniel if he's going to be out for a few weeks."
Dalglish will check on the rest of his squad later today when they return to training following the international break as they step up preparations for the Gunners game.
He added: "What we've got and who we've got (to play Arsenal), I don't know because we haven't trained since the international matches.
"We had 12 or 13 players away, so we'll have to wait and see how everybody is when they come back."