Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has revealed he played against Chelsea despite already carrying an injury, which has forced him to withdraw from the Denmark squad this week.
The Dane though was forced to play after Martin Skrtel became ill.
Speaking to Danish TV2, Agger said “I should not have played on Sunday but Skrtel became ill and there was not much I could do. I was thrown into it.”
“I have a pulled groin. It was something that should have kept me out on Sunday but it did not. I played the game.”
However, Agger is hopeful he will be fit for Saturday’s match against Wigan.
“It takes hopefully only a few days (to recover),” he explained. “The reason why I have cancelled for Wednesday is that it is a bit early to play three days after I played 90 minutes with a groin problem.”