Perrin expecting Silva blow
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portsmouth look set to be without Dario Silva for their trip to Liverpool.Portsmouth look set to be without Dario Silva for their trip to Liverpool.
Pompey travel to Anfield next week - but Silva is already a major doubt due to his travel commitments with Uruguay.
The Uruguayans face Australia in a World Cup play-off and that will see Silva jetting to three continents in the space of a week.
Alain Perrin fears that Silva will not make the Liverpool match because of his exertions with Uruguay.
"Coming back from Australia after the second match on the Wednesday, I cannot be very hopeful he will be fit to play against Liverpool on the Saturday," said Perrin.
"Silva only came back to us on the Friday after the Argentina game but said he felt okay to play at Middlesbrough, but he looked very tired by half time.
"I did not have too much choice because (Svetoslav) Todorov and (Collins) Mbesuma were still not fit enough to play a full game while Azar Karadas and Ivica Mornar were injured.
"Now they are back and we have more choices. Also Lomana Lua Lua has returned to the squad, although he trained for only 10 days since being told the malaria was out of his body."