Dejan Lovren’s injury is serious, and he won’t play for Liverpool for some time

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Croatian centre-half Dejan Lovren is out for the foreseeable future, according to the Echo, after being carried off on a stretcher during last night’s miserable penalty win versus Carlisle.

The £20m defender lasted almost of all the 120 minutes, but just before the penalty shoot-out he left the field in agony.

Liverpool scraped through the League Cup tie against the League Two outfit, but the performance was shoddy, and with Roberto Firmino also limping off – Rodgers knows he’s now under immense pressure.

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Jordan Henderson and Christian Benteke are also on the sidelines, and a number of injuries are already plaguing the start of our campaign.

Lovren’s going to undergo a scan, and according to Ben Dinnery, injury data analyst for ESPN, it’s suspected ligament damage.

Mamadou Sakho will now be au automatic selection in either the back-three or back four, while Joe Gomez will likely play a more significant role at centre-half as well.

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