Liverpool Suffer Blow After Injuries to Both Daniel Agger & Coutinho

Merseysiders could now be without both players for visit of Southampton on Saturday. 

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Liverpool are currently sweating on the fitness of key duo Daniel Agger and Philippe Coutinho following the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty stadium on Monday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Merseyside giants went back to the top of the Premier League thanks to the point they picked up in South Wales, although head coach Brendan Rodgers will now have to ascertain the full extent of the injuries picked up by both Agger and Coutinho ahead of the club’s next league encounter against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Vice-captain Agger did not even feature against the Swans after suffering a freak injury in Liverpool’s final training session on Sunday ahead of the trip to the Principality, with the centre back damaging his side in the gym trying to stop a dumbbell falling on his foot.

Meanwhile, perhaps of more concern to Rodgers will be the shoulder problem sustained by star man Coutinho against Swansea, with the attacking midfield player being forced to leave the action midway through the second half following a tough challenge from home captain Ashley Williams.

The Brazil playmaker departed the pitch holding his right shoulder and was later seen leaving the stadium with his arm in a sling, with Rodgers confirming in his post-match press conference that Coutinho would be undergoing a scan in order to determine the extent of the problem.

“Philippe will have a wee scan. As for Daniel, It’s too early to say whether he will be fit for Saturday. He had a real freak incident in the gym. Just before he was coming out to train, he overstretched trying to prevent a dumbbell falling on his foot,” said Rodgers.

“He has overstretched and yanked his side. We are waiting to see if that settles dow over the next few days. If it doesn’t, we have got ample replacements. That is why we brought in extra players.”

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