Football: Liverpool defender Jose Enrique out for 10 weeks after knee surgery

Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa (left) challenges Liverpool's Jose Enrique during their English League cup soccer match against Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, on Sept 25, 2013. Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique will be ou
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa (left) challenges Liverpool's Jose Enrique during their English League cup soccer match against Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, on Sept 25, 2013. Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique will be out of action for around 10 weeks after undergoing knee surgery, the English Premier League football club announced, on Monday, Nov 25, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique will be out of action for around 10 weeks after undergoing knee surgery, the English Premier League football club announced on Monday.

The 27-year-old Spaniard, who signed from Newcastle United in August 2011, has not started a game for his club since their 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Oct 5.

"Liverpool Football Club can confirm that Jose Enrique has successfully undergone arthroscopic surgery to resolve an issue with his right knee," read a statement on the Liverpool website.

"Enrique is expected to return to full training at Melwood in around 10 weeks' time."

Jon Flanagan deputised for Enrique in Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday, while manager Brendan Rodgers can also call upon Frenchman Aly Cissokho at left-back.