Trending now:   Liverpool  •  Manchester United  •  Arsenal  •  Leicester City  •  Barcelona  •  Real Madrid  •  Chelsea  •  Sevilla  •  Tottenham Hotspur  •  Juventus

Liverpool

Teams /  England  / Liverpool 
Liverpool have 23,671 fans
 
 
 
 
 
Liverpool's Jamie Carragher awaits verdict on shoulder operation
Andy Hunter - 5 years ago

Jamie Carragher will discover today whether he requires surgery on the shoulder injury that threatens to deprive Roy Hodgson of the influential Liverpool defender until at least mid-January.

Liverpool's vice-captain dislocated his left shoulder five minutes from the end of the defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Peter Crouch. Initial estimates put the 32-year-old's recovery period at six weeks but, despite undergoing a scan on Merseyside yesterday, Liverpool's medical department has yet to decide whether to book the defender in for an operation that could prolong his absence. A decision is expected after further consultations today.

With Daniel Agger out for at least another two weeks with a calf injury and Steven Gerrard sidelined with a hamstring tear suffered on England duty, the loss of Carragher is another untimely setback for Hodgson. Gerrard, however, is making good progress in his recovery and has a slight chance of returning 10 days ahead of schedule when Gérard Houllier returns to Anfield with Aston Villa on Monday night.

Martin Kelly, meanwhile, is expected to sign a new three-and-a-half‑year contract this week. The 20-year-old defender has made 10 first‑team appearances this season but, with his deal due to expire at the end of the campaign, Liverpool are keen to reward his breakthrough with a contract that ties him to Anfield until 2014.

Paul Konchesky has admitted he has not yet reached the level required at Liverpool and accepted full responsibility for the defeat at White Hart Lane. The left‑back was given a tough time by Aaron Lennon and was caught out of position and found lacking for pace as the winger raced through to score the winner in added time. Despite an encouraging team performance Konchesky was the one player who came in for criticism. He acknowledged his culpability against Spurs and stressed his determination to improve.

"I've got to up my game. Where I've played before has not been as high a standard as Liverpool but this is a good pressure," said the 29-year-old. "The fans want you to be in the top four because that's where Liverpool belong. Straight after [Lennon's winner] I knew that I'd have to hold my hands up but we also had chances to win the game. That's part of football and we've got to try to take the positives out of the game.

"I was gutted [over the winner]; being the last minute as well it didn't give us any time to get back into the game. But that's life, we've got to put it behind us, and I've got to put it behind myself for the next game."

The former West Ham United defender has taken a while to settle having arrived from Fulham in the summer and his integration into the side has not been helped by changes within the team.

"I got injured early on so I'm just getting back to playing at full fitness now," Konchesky said. "I'm getting used to the atmosphere and the people surrounding the team. I can see signs that we're starting to play in the style he [Hodgson] wants. The more we work on it on the training ground, the more the players get used to what the manager wants."

Share your thoughts

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

Newspapers
 
Blogs
 
Podcasts
 
Sevilla coach Unai Emery is looking forward to facing Liverpool in the Europa League final. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Villarreal boss Marcelino Garcia Toral exchange harsh words in t ...
Liverpool | The Guardian - 20 minutes ago
Jürgen Klopp praises striker Daniel Sturridge after Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Villarreal in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final. Daniel Sturridge also thanks the fans for their support, and says f ...
ESPN FC - Liverpool News - 34 minutes ago
Liverpool put in a dominant performance against the Spanish visitors to move on to their fourth Europa League final Experience the best of Jurgen Klopp's touchline antics during Liverpoo ...
ESPN FC - Liverpool News - 58 minutes ago
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol feels Mamadou Sakho is innocent until proven guilty after his 30-day ban handed down by UEFA. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been officially suspended pending ...
The Reds defender has praised the club's home fans for roaring them to another terrific European performance in the Europa League semi-finals
• Only 47% of 35,000 capacity St Jakob-Park in Basel will be for supporters• Liverpool currently have 27,000 season ticket holdersLiverpool fans have criticised the decision to hold the Europa Lea ...
Today’s gossip is a teasePep Guardiola has cast his eye over Manchester City’s squad and has decided to build his side around Martín Demichelis, Jesús Navas, Wilfried Bony and Aleksandar Kolarov ...
The Reds striker is incredible when playing without injury, as he showcased to his manager against Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final
The two managers clashed during Thursday's second leg amid a spiky Anfield atmosphere, as the Reds progressed into the final where they will meet Sevilla on May 18
The Reds boss was delighted after his side reached the Europa League final, but his opposite number was unhappy with his jubilance
The former Reds forward had a message for the Anfield club after they put Villarreal to the sword in the semis, progressing to the final where they will meet Sevilla
Sevilla coach Unai Emery is looking forward to facing Liverpool in the Europa League final.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Villarreal boss Marcelino Garcia Toral exchange harsh words in the aftermath at Anfield.
A frustrated Marcelino García Toral expresses disappointment with the referee and Jurgen Klopp
The fit-again striker played an important role at Anfield on Thursday night, before praising the intensity his team-mates maintained throughout the Europa League semi-final victory
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he does "not have the right words" after his side beat Villarreal to reach the Europa League final.
Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield to progress to the Europa League final where they'll face holders Sevilla after they comfortably beat Shakhtar Donetsk. Liverpool put in a domina ...
• Sturridge ‘outstanding’ as Liverpool reach Europa League final• ‘They were better than us, I admit,’ says Villarreal coach MarcelinoJürgen Klopp paid tribute to Daniel Sturridge as Live ...
Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield to progress to the Europa League final where they'll face holders Sevilla after they comfortably beat Shakhtar Donetsk. Liverpool put in a domina ...
Villarreal missed out on a spot in the Europa League final as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners at Anfield and Marcelino conceded the Reds were "superior" but lacked creativity
   
Kick4Life - changing lives through football