"Hendo, it could have been worse. How we all know, it was a hamstring," Klopp said.

"We heard of different hamstring injuries now around in the Premier League – Harry Kane, for example. It’s not that bad.

"But he will be out, I think, for three weeks or so, which is not cool. But how we see it, we were still lucky. That’s it.

"Hopefully nothing helps happens (to our midfielders). We still have options. There's a chance for all of them. But Hendo wouldn't have played every game between now and end of season."

Liverpool are due to host Atletico in the second leg of their European tie on March 11 and before that have league games West Ham, Watford and Bournemouth.

The Premier League leaders also have an FA Cup fifth-round tie away to Chelsea on March 3.