Agger and Johnson injury latest

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is confident he will have defenders Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson available for this Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Manchester City.

The duo missed international duty with Denmark and England respectively to concentrate on recovering from injuries that have forced them out of recent Liverpool games.

Benitez said, “Agger is okay. He had a small problem with his back but he’s training. It was a very good decision from Denmark’s manager not to call him up because he is much better now. I think he’ll be okay for the weekend.

“Johnson has been training. Not full sessions, but training, so hopefully he’ll be okay for the weekend too.

Meanwhile the Reds have been given a further boost by the news that Steven Gerrard is looking hopeful of being fit for Saturday as well.

Benitez added, “Gerrard is doing well. He finished a full training session today, so if he can carry on then he’ll be okay as well.”