FABIO AURELIO admits losing Jamie Carragher is a major setback but insists Liverpool won't fear this season's FA Cup showdown with Manchester United.
Carragher is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in yesterday's last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.
The defender, who was making his 450th league appearance, will have the injury assessed at Melwood today but is likely to be missing for at least a month.
With skipper Steven Gerrard also currently out with a hamstring problem, Brazilian Aurelio admits the absence of Carragher will be keenly felt.
'We don't know yet how bad Carra's injury is,' Aurelio said.
'But not having him in the team will be a really big blow for us.
'We just hope it's not too serious and he's back playing for us soon became he's so important for us.'
Carragher landed awkwardly in the closing stages of yesterday's game and went off in obvious discomfort.