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Liverpool's Aurelio set to miss season

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio is set to miss the rest of the season because of injury.

The full-back suffered a torn abductor muscle during his side's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg encounter at Anfield.

Aurelio was stretchered off in the second half following a collision with Joe Cole and Reds boss Rafa Benitez expects the Brazilian to be sidelined for up to three weeks.

"I have been talking with the doctor and with this kind of injury it usually takes a minimum of three weeks for the player to recover so it will be very difficult for Fabio to play again this season," said Benitez.

"It is very disappointing because Fabio has been doing a good job for the team."

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