Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that skipper Steven Gerrard will face at least four weeks on the sidelines
Blackburn have signed highly-rated teenager Connor Mahoney from League Two neighbours Accrington.
The two Lancashire clubs have agreed a compensation package under the Elite Player Performance Plan for the 16-year-old, who broke into the Stanley first team this year.
Man City are still without centre-back Matija Nastasic (calf) as Arsenal visit the Etihad on Saturday.
Right-back Micah Richards (hamstring) is doubtful after being forced off against Bayern in midweek but left-back Gael Clichy has overcome a knock. Steven Jovetic is also back in training.