Agger injury latest

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has revealed that he will take his time over bringing defender Daniel Agger back into the first team.

The Danish defender has missed the start of the season with a back problem and recently underwent surgery.

Benitez says that although Agger is fully training again, it would be a risk to get him into action just yet.

He also gave updates on how fellow casualties Fabio Aurelio, Javier Mascherano and Alberto Aquilani are doing.

He said, “Aurelio is now ready for a comeback, Mascherano is also over his problem while Danny Agger is very close to a return and Aquilani is also getting close to being involved in full training,” said Benitez.

“When the majority of our squad are fit, we can manage games with more confidence.

“Agger is a risk, he could play now, but he has been out for a long time and we have to be careful with him. But I believe that next week he could be available.”

Liverpool play West Ham at Upton Park in the Premier League tomorrow (Saturday) with kick-off at 5.30pm.