Kenny hit by back prob­lem

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By MATT JOHN­SON

LIVER­POOL man­ager Kenny Dal­glish will be forced into an­other reshuf­fle at the back af­ter it was con­firmed Daniel Ag­ger had bro­ken a rib.

The Den­mark in­ter­na­tional fell heav­ily in the first half of Sun­day’s 4-0 de­feat at Tot­ten­ham and had to be sub­sti­tuted be­fore half-time.

He could be out for up to four weeks, which would mean he would miss Satur­day’s visit of Wolves, the derby trip to Ever­ton and a home clash against Manch­ester United.

With Martin Skr­tel serv­ing a one-match ban for tonight’s Car­ling Cup tie at Brighton, new sign­ing Se­bas­tian Coates’ likely full de­but could not be bet­ter timed.

Dal­glish’s prob­lems were at right-back, where young­ster Jon Flana­gan started the sea­son but has fea­tured since.

Martin Kelly and Skr­tel have both filled in, with first choice Glen John­son side­lined since the start of the sea­son.

Ag­ger’s in­jury means Dal­glish has more de­fen­sive is­sues to deal with at a time when his side have lost two suc­ces­sive games.

But he can look for­ward to the re­turn of Steven Ger­rard.

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