Zenden Out For Up To 6 Weeks!
Jamie Carragher is set to be used as an emergency central midfielder after Liverpool's stuttering campaign was further undermined by new injuries to Boudewijn Zenden and Xabi Alonso.
Zenden has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury suffering during Saturday's victory over Manchester City, while Alonso is not expected to return until mid-December due to a hip complaint. Mohamed Sissoko is still convalescing from a dislocated shoulder and will remain on the sidelines until February.
The triple setback is likely to result in Carragher being used alongside Steven Gerrard, who himself has only recently returned to the centre of midfield, against both Portsmouth and Wigan.
This season is becoming more and more like the 2004/05 season. We're pretty shite in the Premiership, pretty good in the Champions League but with a whole lot of injuries to worry. Firstly it was Momo Sissoko who got injured, then Xabi Alonso. Zenden deputised with Gerrard move back into the middle and now even the deputy got injured.
What will Rafa do? I too, think that Carragher is the best choice we have because if I'm not wrong, he was a defensive midfielder when he started playing for Liverpool. He played in that role few months back for England as well.
If either Warnock or Aurelio hasn't been injured, Rafa might even have a gamble with Riise in the middle. Now it's the time to show that we have enough strength in depth despite all the injuries and hopefully, it doesn't screw up our season again.