Liverpool agony as Jamie Carragher is ruled out for a month

29 November 2010 12:20
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson cursed his luck as a 2-1 stoppage-time defeat at Tottenham was compounded by a serious injury to Jamie Carragher. [LNB]The defender is out for at least a month after dislocating a shoulder in the final minutes at White Hart Lane and joins Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger and Joe Cole on the Anfield casualty list. [LNB]Aaron Lennon then popped up with a late winner after Martin Skrtel had scored a goal at each end and Hodgson's woe was complete when his team were drawn away at Manchester United in the FA Cup third round. [LNB]Read more: The full FA Cup third round draw Painful exit: Jamie Carragher is helped off by doctor Zaf Iqba[LNB]The Liverpool boss said: 'It was cruel to come away with nothing having lost our talismanic centre half and then paid the price for not dealing with a routine long ball. It's hard to come to terms with the fact we go away with no points. The result's not going to change, though, with me being disappointed.' [LNB]Carragher will be out for four to six weeks if the injury requires no surgery but it could be three months if he needs an operation to pin the shoulder. [LNB]'It's a serious injury,' admitted Hodgson. 'We will miss his leadership skills. [LNB] Seeing red: Hodgson reacts angrily after seeing his side squander a 1-0 lead away from home[LNB]'We've got Agger still injured and we're not overly blessed with centre halves. The injury to Steven Gerrard came at the wrong time. Steven is making big strides but Agger is a long-term matter. Now Jamie.[LNB]'Other teams will have more problems but unfortunately ours are coming in the same position.' [LNB]Out-of-sorts Fernando Torres missed two clear opportunities but Hodgson refused to blame him. [LNB] Late finish: Aaron Lennon puts the winner past Pepe Reina in the dying moments at White Hart Lane[LNB]'I was pleased with Fernando Torres,' said the Liverpool boss. [LNB]'He's getting better. He'll be disappointed he didn't take one of the chances his good play created.' [LNB]  Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1: Lennon the hero for Harry's HoudinisFA Cup third round draw: Manchester United host Liverpool in pick of gamesWilliam Gallas hails Tottenham's fighting spirit after Liverpool comebackLIVERPOOL FC

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