Liverpool Injury Update: Leiva, Sakho + Enrique

By on February 11, 2014

Jose Enrique

Photo: Mirror.co.uk

Liverpool play Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night looking to cement their place in the top four.

We brought you an update earlier today from boss Brendan Rodgers, who confirmed that Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson returned to full training this week and could be back in contention to face Fulham tomorrow.

There has been a further update this evening from Liverpool head of performance, Glen Driscoll, who has given Liverpoolfc.com the latest on the fitness of Lucas Leiva, Jose Enrique and Mamadou Sakho.

Sakho was forced off against Chelsea back in December with a hamstring injury and was initially only expected to miss three weeks. However, Driscoll has confirmed the problem was actually far worse than first feared, which has explained why the Frenchman is still working hard on his rehabilitation over seven weeks later.

Leiva was ruled out for up to three months with a serious knee injury last month but the Brazilian is already outside running just three weeks later and is well ahead in his recovery program, and getting the midfielder back sooner than expected will be a major boost for Brendan Rodgers.

The third long-term injury victim is left-back Enrique who has already been out for over 8 weeks with a serious knee injury but it appears he’s in the final stages of his recovery before getting back on the training pitch.

Driscoll told Liverpoolfc.com:

“Mamadou Sakho actually had a tear in his tendon and not the muscle of the hamstring as initially reported. For a whole host of reasons tendons take longer to heal, but he is working hard and progressing.

“Lucas Leiva was due to be in a brace for six weeks, according to specialists’ opinion, but yesterday he was outside running just over three weeks in, which is fantastic and shows just how ahead of schedule he is.

“Jose Enrique also had a complex knee issue and following surgery is in the process of achieving his final strength gains before he can return to training.”

“Without providing specific dates I would hope that by the end of the month we should start to get the likes of Jose, Lucas and Sakho back.”

Liverpool have the opportunity to cement their place in the top four with a win at Craven Cottage on Wednesday and the Merseysiders can also close in at the top of the table with leaders Chelsea being held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom on Tuesday night.

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10 Comments

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  2. PRINCE CHILLER

    February 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    AGGER+JOHNSON IS BACK

  3. PRINCE CHILLER

    February 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    AGGER IS RETURN

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  5. kop black child

    February 12, 2014 at 4:46 am

    a good one for our central defence that agger is back,,though with the look of tins it seems dat kolo has improved in defence with his performance against d gunners after a big mistake against wba,,everyone makes mistake, but the important is if the person really learnt 4rm his/her mistake,,,i suggest that kolo should be given another chance to prove his sincere apology once again at craven cottage,,,we have the best attacking squard in epl this month and a good midfield too bt our defence has been getting our back to the ground due to injury,,, ( leive,enrique,sakho,agger,johnson, thats a huge blow to our defence……bt despite all that we still cant drop out of that top four ( thanks to our boss ) he’s really a nice coach,,,,,,,,i hope a win against fulham will cement our place in that top four ””””liverpool 4eva””””’

  6. Yalley

    February 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    every thing must go through

  7. Felix Akpesiri

    February 12, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Am so happy that atlast my Agger & Johnson is bac..cnt wait 4 d news of our trio @Enrique,Sakho & Lucas recovery..N.Y.W.A

  8. eddy

    February 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    it a good news that our two dependable defenders are back.this no doubt will to reduces liverpool’s in d defence, agger shud be tdrafted in immediately to replace the error prone toure before he cause and defensive disaster.

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  10. Erhiga

    February 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Cotinho is d magician, greetings frm d don of liverpool

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