Liverpool’s medical staff is debating whether or not Jamie Carragher needs to undergo surgery to correct his dislocated shoulder which forced his substitution against Tottenham on Sunday, The Guardian reports.
Initial fears were that the talismanic centre-back would be out for six weeks, already missing the crucial Christmas fixtures and the FA Cup third round trip to Old Trafford. Surgery, it seems, would prolong his absence beyond the initial six week estimated recovery period. A decision is expected after further consultations today.
Konchesky admits he must improve.
Although Liverpool’s performance in Sunday’s humdinger at White Hart Lane showed signs of improvement, one player who was the focus of criticism was Paul Konchesky. Found out of position and then lacking for pace as Aaron Lennon scored the winning goal, Konchesky admitted to The Guardian that he has to improve if he is to meet the demands expected at Anfield.
“I’ve got to up my game,” he said. “Where I’ve played before has not been as high a standard as Liverpool, but this is a good pressure.” Konchesky is determined to put the mistake behind him and prove to the doubting Anfield faithful that he is worth of the Liverpool shirt. “I was gutted [over the winner],” he said. “But that’s life, we’ve got to put it behind us, and I’ve got to put it behind myself for the next game.”
Lucas to Sevilla.
Lucas Leiva is believed by skysports.com to be on Sevilla’s radar for a possible January move. Sevilla are in the market for another central midfielder following an injury to their midfield lynchpin Tiberio Guarente.
Initial speculation linked Christian Poulsen, a disaster since his summer transfer to Liverpool, with a return to Andalucia, but now that focus has shifted onto the Brazilian.
Lucas has never convincingly held down a first team place with the Merseysiders, in spite of impressing in isolated instances and may welcome a change of scenery as he looks to resurrect the form which made him one of the hottest prospects in world football when he first signed for Liverpool.