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Agger and Borini in frame for Reds

ESPN staff
September 27, 2012
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger will be hoping to face Norwich at the weekend © Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that defender Daniel Agger and striker Fabio Borini could both face Norwich on Saturday.

The pair were both injured during the Reds' 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. Agger sustained a bone bruise to the left knee and Borini a right ankle injury, and Rodgers was unsure earlier this week how long the pair would be out of action for.

However on Thursday he revealed that both could be in with a shout of featuring against the Canaries, Agger more so than Borini.

"Daniel probably has a good chance [of playing a part] and Fabio is 50/50," Rodgers told reporters.

"They haven't trained this week but we'll see how they go over the next 24 hours. They are responding well."

Martin Kelly was far less lucky during the loss to United, rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and the defender will have an operation on Thursday evening.

"We wish him all the best," Rodgers said. "He's been fantastic for me since I've come in, so it's really unfortunate that he's got the injury.

"If he does [play again this season], it will certainly be towards the end [of the season].

"The good thing is that he is a real worker. We've got the operation done as quickly as we possibly could. He'll come back and recuperate and then we'll see how he goes.

"They talk six to nine months for these types of injuries, so even until then it will pretty much rule him out.

"But we will see. There's no pressure on him, he just needs to get fit and make sure the surgery goes well and we'll assess it into the New Year."

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