Phil Jagielka says Seamus Coleman injury can provide added motivation to beat Liverpool
The Republic of Ireland right-back is facing months out after undergoing an operation on a broken tibia and fibula.
Coleman suffered the injury following a tackle by Wales' Neil Taylor in Friday's World Cup qualifier.
Seamus Coleman was injured on international duty
And Jagielka hopes he and his team-mates will all be able to speak to the 28-year-old prior to this weekend's Merseyside derby for extra incentive.
"There are two massive games coming up and that's one thing Seamus will want us to do, to play well and get some good results," said Jagielka.
"We'll all be thinking about him and, come Saturday and Tuesday, I'm sure he'll have the TV on and be cheering us on.
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"There'll be no incentive needed, but the circumstances over the last few days might add a bit of a motivational edge on our behalf.
"We want to go out there and play well and it will be nice if we can all get to speak to Seamus beforehand."