Liverpool's problems have increased after they lost their appeal over full-back Philipp Degen's red card in Saturday's defeat at Fulham.
Injury-hit Liverpool had both their Swiss defender Degen and stand-in captain Jamie Carragher sent off in the second half of the match at Craven Cottage, which they lost 3-1.
Liverpool appealed against both decisions and now await the Football Association's deliberations over Carragher's foul on Bobby Zamora.
On the Degen case, an FA statement said: "At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim for wrongful dismissal by Liverpool defender Philipp Degen was rejected. Degen's three-match suspension begins with immediate effect."
Degen will now be unavailable for the Premier League games at home to Birmingham and Manchester City, plus the Merseyside derby game at Everton on 29 November.
Liverpool felt that Degen's foul on Clint Dempsey merited only a yellow card, but the FA did not agree.