Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he only expects to have Adam Lallana available for selection by this weekend, at the earliest.
Liverpool FC are now in fourth place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification for the second season running under their German manager.
"It is how football is, how life is".
Klopp, for his part, is desperate for his good friend to keep Huddersfield in the top flight.
'We need results to reach our targets but the solution is not out there in the transfer market'.
It is another setback for the 28-year-old, who has only made two starts this season due to a thigh problem that kept him out of the first three months of 2017-18.
The Terriers have conceded 30 second-half goals in the Premier League this season, the most in the division.
"You look around the Premier League at Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea and they are not spending too much money, so the path is clear for City and United to dominate the English game for the next decade unless one of their rivals tries to stop them".
Tom Ince will celebrate his 26th birthday on the day of this match.
So relaxed was the atmosphere surrounding the clash that Klopp broke with usual managerial convention by visiting Wagner's office before the game and not just afterwards, as is the norm.
Last time: Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 2; December 12, 1999; FA Cup. Wagner went on to take charge of Borussia Dortmund's reserve side when Klopp was head coach of the first team.
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