Johnson suffers injury blow

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is set to be sidelined for up to five weeks after aggravating a hamstring injury against Stoke on Saturday.

The England international has been missing for club and country following picking up a hamstring strain against Spanish side Valencia in pre-season, but returned as a substitute for the Anfield outfit at the Brittania at the weekend.

Despite only coming off the bench in the 81st minute, the right-back damaged the existing knock further, and The Guardian has revealed he will be out for four to five weeks.

The news was confirmed on Johnson’s official Twitter page, with another rehabilitation now necessary.

“Can’t believe my luck at the mo. Done my hamstring again. Hopefully be back soon,” he stated.

The news will be a blow for Liverpool, who already are missing England under-21 star Martin Kelly to a similar ailment.

Martin Skrtel, usually a centre-back, played on the right side of defence against Stoke, and it will either be the Slovakian or youngster John Flanagan who occupies the position in Johnson’s absence.

Liverpool will look to put their 1-0 defeat to Stoke behind them, as they travel to take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday in what should be an exciting clash.

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