Kyrgiakos injury not as bad as feared

Liverpool defender Sotiros Kyrgiakos could be back in action in less than two weeks after scans revealed his anterior cruciate ligament rupture isn’t as bad as first thought.

Kyrgiakos pulled up with the painstaking injury in the last minute of the first half of Greece’s 2-1 victory over Luxembourg in midweek.

Initial thoughts were that Kyrgiakos would be out for around four months, but Reds boss Rafa Benitez today suggested he could have the Greek back by the end of October.

He told the club’s official web site, “At first with Kyrgiakos we were really worried because people were talking about maybe six months, but after the scan we think one week to ten days. That’s very positive.”

Kyrgiakos has made just two appearances for Liverpool since signing from AEK Athens in August and with the return of Daniel Agger from a back injury faces a tough time fighting for a first team place.