Liverpool hit by Carragher injury

28 November 2010 07:51
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is set for a spell on the sidelines after dislocating a shoulder against Spurs.Carragher was withdrawn late in the game just before Jermain Defoe scored the winner in a 2-1 win for Tottenham. [LNB]"It's very bad," said Reds boss Roy Hodgson. "It's a disappointing thing to happen on his 450th appearance in the Premier League. [LNB]"We'll now be without him and Steven Gerrard and they are the lifeblood of our club." [LNB]England midfielder and Liverpool skipper Gerrard missed the match at White Hart Lane as he nurses a hamstring problem that will keep him out for the next few weeks. [LNB]"I don't know at this stage how long Jamie will be out for but I would think it will be quite long because it's a serious injury," added Hodgson. [LNB]"It is a blow for us. Daniel Agger is still out injured and we are not really that well blessed for centre-halves." [LNB]Carragher's injury completed a miserable day for Liverpool, who went in front through Martin Skrtel's second goal in English football. [LNB]The Reds had three clear chances to double their lead either side of half-time before Spurs striker Defoe missed a penalty.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Liverpool win ends 'brilliant week' for Redknapp[LNB]Luka Modric's inspired run and cross was put in his own net by Skrtel and Defoe sealed the turnaround by scoring the winner. [LNB]Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said: "It was a great performance to come from one down. [LNB]"We had lots of good chances and, in the end, I felt we deserved the win. [LNB]"When we missed the penalty I've got to be honest, I thought maybe it wasn't going to be our day. But we kept going. [LNB]"Even if you're one down, we're always going to make plenty of opportunities and it's a case of sticking them away. I just feel we've got a belief in there that we can come from behind." [LNB]Striker Defoe was an early replacement for regular penalty taker Rafael van der Vaart, who limped off in the 12th minute with a hamstring problem. [LNB]"It doesn't look too good," said Redknapp of the midfielder's injury, which followed an ankle problem that made him 50-50 to play today. [LNB]Reiterating the former Real Madrid star's problems were down to a lack of pre-season action, Redknapp added: "He keeps picking up injuries, little injuries. He's a fantastic footballer and he's important to us, we need him." [LNB]Spurs also lost defender Younes Kaboul, who felt a muscle around his hip tear, but there was good news on the injury front when Redknapp revealed Michael Dawson would play a reserve or friendly match on Tuesday.

Source: BBC_Sport