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Dalgish set for mini-summit talks with owners

KENNY Dalglish is set for a mini-summit with John Henry and Fenway Sports Group members before Liverpool's massive FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

Henry and his fellow investors are flying in later in the week and will sit down with Dalglish and Damien Comoli for a progress report.

The meeting was scheduled after Liverpool qualified for the Wembley derby showdown and will deal with the current form slump in the Premier League.

Liverpool now trail in eighth position after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and Dalglish is under increasing pressure to justify the huge outlay on flops Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson.

However, defender Daniel Agger has denied Liverpool are focusing too closely on the Cup semi-final. Agger has warned turning around their league fortunes is, for the time being, the main priority.

"I don't think next weekend's game is in our heads now," he said.

"We play Blackburn and we have to do a bit better if we want a result there. When you play for a club like this it doesn't matter if there is a trophy or not, there is always a lot to play for.

"We have to try to win every single game - especially at Anfield - but that has not happened the last few weeks and we have to turn it around."

Agger made his first appearance for six weeks as a substitute in the home draw with Villa, having returned from a cracked rib.

The Denmark international sustained the injury in the Carling Cup final at the end of February and in his absence the team have lost five of their six league matches.

He admitted it was tough to watch on from the sidelines but is pleased to be back after a testing few weeks.

"It is always nice to be out there," he said. "It doesn't matter what sort of run (the team is on), it is always difficult watching from the sidelines.

"I should be used to it now (having had injury problems in the past) but it is difficult when you cannot do anything. I've only trained two times so it will be a week or two more before I'm fully fit."

"We are not playing well, we are not working the right way but we are trying everything we can."