Liverpool: Everton midfielder James Rodriguez will miss the next two games for the side. Rodriguez will definitely miss the Boxing Day trip to Sheffield United and visit of Manchester City on December 28 due to the calf problem.James Rodriguez was withdrawn on 56 minutes after a collision with Eric Bailly and by Premier League rules will not be allowed to play for a total of six days if he is found to have suffered a concussion. Earlier this season, Everton lost three straight matches while Richarlison was suspended.
Talking to a website, Ancelotti said, "If Richarlisonhas a concussion, he has to stay out, we have to follow the protocols and we have to be able to replace him better than when he was not here [before]. Also, for the next two games James will not be available," Ancelotti told the club's official website.
Boxing Day's opponents Sheffield United were the Premier League's surprise package last season, recording 14 wins on their way to a ninth-place finish. The club currently sit at the bottom of the table with just two points from 14 games.