Liverpool have fallen to fourth place in the Premier League after suffering a shock 3-1 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon.
The hosts took the lead on twenty minutes through Jake Livermore, whose shot took a mean deflection off Reds defender Martin Skrtel.
Steven Gerrard levelled terms just seven minutes later, but David Meyler and a Martin Skrtel own goal put the result beyond doubt.
Home wins for both Manchester City and Chelsea over Swansea City and Southampton have seen them both leapfrog Brendan Rodgers’ men, who will look to get back to winning ways against Norwich City at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
However, they will have to do so without England striker Daniel Sturridge, who is set to miss up to two months after sustaining an ankle injury in training, the Guardian understands.
The news was confirmed by Brendan Rodgers, just weeks before the transfer window is set to reopen.
Meanwhile, Liverpool target Javier Pastore has ruled out a move away from Paris Saint Germain, according to TalkSport.
The Argentine playmaker has struggled to hold down a first team place with the Ligue One Champions, but has rejected talk about leaving the club.