Aurelio has surgery after holiday injury

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio could miss the start of the season after injuring his knee on holiday and requiring a cartilage operation. "He was injured playing with his son and was really disappointed because he was enjoying the summer," Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez told reporters on Thursday. "He had the operation - he has had a problem with his cartilage - so he will be one month, maximum two months, not six months like I see in the press." The 29-year-old Brazilian left back was a regular last season, making 33 appearances. LIVERPOOL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter