Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has confirmed that Brazilian left-back Fabio Aurelio will not have recovered from injury in time for next month's start to the season.
Benitez told the club's official website: "Fabio isn't fit. It could be another month before he recovers. We knew it would be a long time when he got injured.
"He is improving, but it is not easy when you have this kind of injury."