As if losing in a 3-0 blowout to Watford wasn’t hard enough for Liverpool fans to handle, they will now be without one of their best defenders due to an injury. Martin Skrtel, who has been playing solid football this season and has not yet missed a Premier League fixture, could be out for a key stretch of games in the next few weeks.
According to the Telegraph, Skrtel is expected to miss six weeks of action due to a hamstring injury he suffered in the loss to Watford. The absence would prevent Skrtel from playing in the League Cup semi-final against Manchester City, the FA Cup third round, as well as hope matches versus Leicester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.
The Liverpool defensive stalwart has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season and has played a full ninety minutes in all but three of those games this year.
Skrtel also went on Instagram to debunk rumors that he would be out for three months or more.
‘After all rumours going around I want to say after I suffered tear in my hamstring and tendon I will be out for 6 weeks,’ Skrtel wrote. ‘I will work hard on my recovery and will do everything to come back as soon as possible and even stronger than before.’
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