Rafael Benitez is coming to terms with an ever lengthening injury list ahead of this weekend’s crucial Premier League encounter with leaders Manchester United.

If losing in the Champions League last night at home to Lyon wasn’t bad enough, Liverpool now have to contend with the visit of United without some of their most influential players.

Steven Gerrard limped out of the Lyon game with a groin injury while Glen Johnson and Fernando Torres are also doubtful.

Winger Albert Riera needs a scan on a hamstring injury and teenager Martin Kelly, who replaced Johnson at right-back has picked up an ankle injury.

The defeat was Liverpool’s fourth on the trot in all competitions and equals their worst run since 1987.

Benitez said:

liverpool injury crisis I cannot remember an injury situation like this.

There are other players with other problems too. I have no idea what team I can put out against Manchester United until we have had the players tested and seen by the medical team.

Liverpool’s Premier League title ambitions have been rocked by four defeats in their opening nine games'  while Tuesday’s Champions League defeat means the Reds are in danger of not qualifying from their group.

Written By
More from Felipe


Darren Anderton will play the last match of his 18 year career...
Read More
Join the Conversation


  1. says: keven

    Nahh im confident in liverpool
    Man. U will come in overlyconfident nd b handed an embarrasing defeat to the hands of Benitez..=)

    If Torres is able to play then a double for him alone..

Leave a comment
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *