Enrique injury limits left back options

Left back Jose Enrique faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a tear in his hamstring during the 3-0 win over QPR on Sunday.

Jose Enrique

Enrique pulled up with the injury after 70 minutes of the game. Enrique will likely face six weeks out with the injury.

The Spaniard tweeted on Monday “Having some treatment from early this morning and hope to be back soon. Can’t wait already to be fit again and play :-(“

Assistant Colin Pascoe told reporters after the game “Unfortunately it looks like he’s got a tear in his hamstring.”

“He was terrific today, absolutely superb, and the way he’s been performing these last couple of months has been a joy to watch.

“It’s a shame, and hopefully he’s not out for too long.”

Enrique’s absence means Brendan Rodgers options are either to continue to play Stewart Downing at left back, give youngster Jack Robinson – who he intended to loan out this January – a chance in the first team, or switch Glen Johnson to left back and bring Andre Wisdom in at right back again.

Rodgers had already admitted recently that left-back was one of the areas he hoped to strengthen and Enrique’s injury could hasten the need for that.

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