Midfielder Momo Sissoko, who has been hugely impressive so far this season, looks like being out of action for two to three weeks after suffering a knee injury in the 1-1 draw in Kiev on Tuesday night.
Sissoko and Stephen Warnock both picked up knocks and join Jamie Carragher and John Arne Riise on the Reds injury table. Speaking after the match Rafa Benitez said “It was very disappointing to lose another two players through injury. Stephen’s is hopefully not too serious but Momo could be out for two or three weeks. We will have to see.”
Speaking of the game itself, its nature and its importance, Rafa said “It was a difficult game but it’s good to have qualified. I am really happy. It’s not been easy to start pre-season without some players and our results in pre-season were not the best so it’s always a relief to come through a tie like this. I am sure that once the international break is out of the way you will see the team improve.”
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Maccabi Haifa 1-1 Liverpool
2nd Half Summary with Andy Townsend (ITV) (Goals and Reina saves)