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Injury ends Enrique's season

Jose Enrique is unlikely to play again for Liverpool this season after taking longer than expected to recover from an operation on his knee.

Last Updated: 04/04/14 at 16:15 Post Comment

Jose Enrique: Has not featured for Liverpool since November

Jose Enrique: Has not featured for Liverpool since November

The 28-year-old Spaniard has been struggling with injury all season and has not played since November.

It was initially believed he could be back in action by February after undergoing surgery but his rehabilitation is progressing slowly and manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted the full-back is unlikely to figure in the first team again this season.

"The likelihood is he will miss from now until the end of the season," said the Liverpool boss.

"The priority now is getting him fully fit and getting him ready for next season."

In Enrique's absence, Jon Flanagan has come to the fore, impressing in the back four as the Reds maintained their title challenge.

They are currently top of the league, two points above Chelsea in second and four ahead of third-placed Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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