Liverpool Pre-Arsenal Team News: Rodgers Offers Latest On Agger, Johnson + Sakho

By on February 6, 2014

Daniel Agger

Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on the Premier League leaders.

Ahead of the game, boss Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and gave Liverpoolfc.com a team news and injury update including the latest on the fitness of Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho.

Agger hasn’t played since being substituted during Liverpool’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic a month ago with a calf strain. Rodgers confirmed that the Danish international is due to return to full training next week but the Arsenal clash comes too soon for the defender.

Johnson has also been on the sidelines for almost three weeks with the full-back nursing a variety of minor niggles and the England defender is also set to return to training next week.

However, it seems centre-back Sakho is going to be out for a little while longer with the player still recovering from a hamstring injury picked up against Chelsea back in late December. Rodgers told the clubs official website:

“No, they’ll not be back for this one, but we’re hopeful that next week [they will be back].

“Glen Johnson is making a great recovery, so there might be a point towards the middle or end of next week [when he can return]. Daniel Agger will hopefully be next week at some stage.”

“Sakho is still out for a little bit, but apart from that we will be the same as what we have been for the weekend.”

With Agger, Johnson and Sakho all unavailable for the Arsenal game this weekend it looks like Rodgers will have no option but to go with the same back-four that started against West Brom meaning Kolo Toure – who was at fault for the Baggies equaliser – will have to continue alongside Martin Skrtel at the back.

A win for Liverpool will see them close the gap on Arsenal to just five points but an away victory would see the Gunners open up an 11 point advantage and surely end the Mereysiders hopes of challenging for the title.

What team would Liverpool fans like to see start this weekend? Share your views below.

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9 Comments

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  2. Classic

    February 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Whatever team Rodgers picks – this is an easy win for Arsenal. Their midfield will destroy the ageing Gerrard and overrated Henderson. Suarez is a threat, Sturridge isn’t. Neither will score. 0-2 Arsenal win.

  3. Chris johnson

    February 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    We are going to win the match , the Gunners for life.

  4. pascal

    February 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    What ever happen before the match, I believe lfc will win this one weather. I don’t believe arsenal mild fielders will out play our SG&JH.

  5. Jegede Abiodun

    February 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Arsenal must win, b/cus God will be on our side.

  6. Stephen Chukwu

    February 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Rodgers should tell his boys to play game without fear and selfishness,that is the only way to win win winger also to mark closely and doing long passes surely we cannot walk out of the pitch alone but with THREE POINT.

  7. pino

    February 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Am an lfc fan but can’t see any other thing other than an Arsenal win 2-1 for Arsenal.Our midfield is just very poor.

  8. Joerrard igwegboo joseph

    February 7, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Whether u like it or nt,liverpool we win d match…UP S$S

    • dese friday

      February 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      team spirit can do something for Liverpool no matter remember the champion league final with Ac Milan 3 goal down in first half i still believe in my boy (truth for justice) our slogan good luck

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