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Reds rocked by Skrtel blow


Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has suffered another injury blow after it was confirmed defender Martin Skrtel has broken his foot.

The Slovakian centre-back was injured in Thursday night's 3-1 victory over Romanians Unirea Urziceni, which helped the Reds reach the last 16 of the Europa League.

Benitez feared the worst and x-rays at the club's Melwood training ground have confirmed he has fractured a metatarsal in his right foot.

"We were really disappointed after the game because it was a good result but then we had the bad news about Martin," said the Liverpool manager.

"He's had x-rays and they confirmed he has a broken metatarsal.

"We have to check over the next couple of days how long it will take to recover."

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