Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has been ruled out of action for three weeks after a scan on Sunday revealed an adductor tear.

Benayoun suffered the injury during Liverpool´s 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield and is now set to miss Israel´s Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia on Saturday.

Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch had been hoping Benayoun would inspire Israel to get a win or draw against Russia to boost England´s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008.

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