Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has confirmed that Peter Crouch broke his nose on Saturday.
Crouch was caught by Rob Hulse's boot
The England striker was carried out of Liverpool's 4-0 victory after being accidentally kicked in the face by Blades striker Rob Hulse.
Benitez told Liverpool's website: "Crouch has a broken nose and needed stitches but it's not serious, he's OK and I spoke to him after the game."
Goalkeeper Jose Reina missed the game because his wife gave birth.
Crouch also suffered a cut head as Hulse's boot made contact as the Reds star stooped to head a ball.
Reina's wife Yolanda went into labour with their first child on Friday night and the goalkeeper was at her bedside in hospital.