Liverpool has suffered a big blow ahead of the busy festive season, as defensive anchor Martin Sktel is set for a month-and-a-half on the sidelines.
The 31-year-old Slovak had played every minute for Liverpool this season before suffering the injury and subbing off after 40 minutes against Watford on Sunday. The Hornets led 2-0 at that point, en route to a 3-0 victory.
There were fears that Skrtel could miss much longer than the six-week diagnosis, but the defender laid out the plan on Tuesday.
“After all rumours going around, I want to say the time I will spend on (the) sideline won’t be 3 months. After I suffered tear in my hamstring and tendon I will be out for 6 weeks. I will work hard on my recovery and will do everything to come back as soon as possible and even stronger than before! Thanks for your support.”