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Finnan faces four weeks out

Published: Monday 24 November 2003, 18.10CET
Liverpool FC have lost Irish international defender Steve Finnan for a month because of a calf strain.
 
Published: Monday 24 November 2003, 18.10CET

Finnan faces four weeks out

Liverpool FC have lost Irish international defender Steve Finnan for a month because of a calf strain.

Liverpool FC have lost defender Steve Finnan for a month after he suffered a calf strain at the weekend.

Steaua test
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.

Alternatives pondered
"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."

 
Last updated: 24/11/03 23.31CET

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