Anfield star ruled out with rib injury.
Liverpool’s defensive crisis continues after defender Daniel Agger was ruled with a broken rib for at least four weeks.
The Denmark international sustained the injury when he fell heavily in the first half of Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Tottenham and had to be substituted before half-time.
The 26-year-old will miss Premier League games against Wolves, the short derby trip to Everton and a home match against Manchester United.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is already without Martin Skrtel for tomorrow’s Carling Cup tie at Brighton due to suspension.
Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson are both sidelined at the moment as well with hamstring injuries.
Agger’s injury means Dalglish has more defensive issues to deal with at a time when his side have lost two successive matches.
“Daniel has got a fractured rib, so he’s struggling a bit,” said manager Kenny Dalglish.
But the version Agger’s agent Per Steffensen gave to the Danish media differs slightly.
“It’s the worst possible news,” Steffensen told sporten.tv2.dk. “He has broken two ribs, and he must keep still for four weeks.
“Daniel is way down now and I certainly sympathise with him.
“He will miss the two (international) matches against Cyprus and Portugal and there is a match against Manchester United (on October 15) he also misses.
“It’s insanely annoying.”