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Aspas injury blow for Liverpool

18 October 2013 15:46

Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has been ruled out until December with a thigh injury.

The Spaniard, who has made six appearances for Brendan Rogers' side since joining from Celta Vigo in the close-season, suffered a torn thigh muscle in training on Thursday.

He is set to miss at least five matches, including a trip to Arsenal and the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park on November 23.

Liverpool announced the news in a statement on their official website on Friday, confirming their expectation that the 26-year-old would be "available for a return by the beginning of December".

They are scheduled to play seven matches that month, kicking off with an away fixture at Hull City.

Rodgers has guided his men to a five wins and a draw from the opening seven games, a run that leaves them joint top with Arsenal.

Next up is a showdown with Newcastle United at St James' Park on Saturday.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
19 October 2013
Game week
8
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
St. James' Park (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Attendance
51703

Goals

Y. Cabaye 23'
(assist by C. Tioté) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
42' S. Gerrard (PG)
P. Dummett 57'  
2 - 1
2 - 2
72' D. Sturridge
 (assist by L. Suárez)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
26 86'
13 40'
6
3
10
4 23'
24
7
11 68'
14
Coach: A. Pardew
# Player Bookings
22
4 71'
2
37
17
20
8 42' 45+2'
12
14
7
15 72' 84'
Coach: B. Rodgers

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
36 57'
8
28
21
25
9
23
# Player Bookings
6
31
1
5
24
34
38

Saturday 5 September

Friday 4 September

23:49
22:57
22:53
22:41
22:37
21:45
21:29
21:10
20:28
20:02
20:00
19:01
18:52
18:09
17:22
17:03
16:58
10:55
10:31
10:11
09:22
07:39
07:08
06:41
05:34
04:37
04:36
03:34
02:07
00:35
00:17
00:11

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:20
00:02

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +10 12
2 4 +3 9
3 4 +3 8
4 4 +3 8
5 4 +1 7
6 4 +0 7
7 4 -1 7
8 4 +3 6
9 4 +1 5
10 4 +0 5
11 4 -1 4
12 4 -1 4
13 4 -3 4
14 4 -3 4
15 4 -3 4
16 4 -1 3
17 4 -2 3
18 4 -2 2
19 4 -3 2
20 4 -4 2

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