Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio has admitted that the loss of Jamie Carragher is a hammer blow to the club as they look to regroup after their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
With club captain Steven Gerrard out for another three weeks after tearing his hamstring, it now appears that Carragher could be on the sidelines for up to a month after dislocating his shoulder during yesterday’s match.
Roy Hodgson’s team are also without Denmark centre-back Daniel Agger leaving Martin Skrtel and Sotirios Kyrgiakos as Liverpool's only fit centre backs.
‘We don't know yet how bad Carra's injury is but not having him in the team will be a really big blow for us,’ Aurelio said. ‘We just hope it's not too serious and he's back playing for us soon became he's so important for us.’
Aurelio, who came on for Liverpool in the second half, acknowledged that no team can afford to waste the amount of chances Liverpool did when they were 1-0 up at White Hart Lane.
‘If you look at the opportunities we had in both halves there were some very good ones but we didn't take them,’ Aurelio told the Liverpool Echo. ‘In a match like that against a big opponent in very good form you can't afford to miss chances like that.’
‘We played some really good football but we couldn't finish off some great moves. If we had done it would have a very different result and we certainly deserved to get something from the game.’