Liverpool FC have lost defender Steve Finnan for a month after he suffered a calf strain at the weekend.
The Republic of Ireland full-back, who joined Liverpool for €4.9m from Fulham FC in the summer, will miss the UEFA Cup second round second-leg match against FC Steaua Bucuresti this Thursday. Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Romania earlier this month.
"We won't have Steve for four weeks," manager Gérard Houllier told the club's official website. "We will look at a few options but Salif [Diao] will probably play against Bucharest. It is a blow."
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