Everton have been dealt another blow with the news that Seamus Coleman is set to miss next week's FA Cup semi-final against Man Utd with a hamstring injury.
The Ireland international pulled up early in the second half against Southampton on Saturday clutching his hamstring and had to be replaced by youngster Callum Connolly.
Speaking after the game, which ended 1-1, Roberto Martinez confirmed that Coleman will be assessed in the coming days, but is likely to miss both the Anfield derby and next week's trip to Wembley.
"He felt his hamstring and we will assess him in the morning but it will be hard to see him being involved this week as that sort of injury takes longer than a week."
With captain Phil Jagielka also doubtful for both games with a hamstring injury of his own, Everton are looking worryingly short at the back ahead of their most important week of the season.