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Friday 23 March 2018

Liverpool sweat on Agger update

Daniel Agger
Daniel Agger

Liverpool are likely to discover the extent of Daniel Agger's injury today after the defender underwent a scan.

The Denmark international limped off towards the end of Sunday's 2-0 FA Cup victory over Oldham, leaving the Reds playing with 10 men as they had already used all three substitutes.

After the match manager Brendan Rodgers said Agger had felt cramp in his calf but the player's reaction to the injury, immediately signalling to the bench he could not continue, suggested there could be more to it.

Liverpool are already without defenders Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) and Jose Enrique (knee), while full-back Glen Johnson sat out the Oldham game after jarring his ankle against Hull on New Year's Day.

Today also brings a 6.0 deadline for Rodgers to respond to an FA charge for allegedly questioning the integrity of referee Lee Mason in the Manchester City game on St Stephen's Day.

Rodgers insisted he was trying to make a valid point, saying: "In terms of geography, I certainly wasn't questioning the integrity of referees. I think the FA and the Referees' Association know I am someone who engages in supporting the referees."

However, the FA subsequently charged Rodgers after alleging he had "called into question the integrity of the match referee, and/or implied that the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute; and/or amounted to a failure to act in the best interests of the game".

Irish Independent

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