Liverpool boss Dalglish left gutted by Agger injury KO
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will be forced into a defensive reshuffle again this season after it was confirmed that Daniel Agger has broken a rib.
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.
He could be out for up to four weeks and with Martin Skrtel serving a one-match suspension for tonight's Carling Cup tie at Brighton new signing Sebastian Coates' likely full debut could not be better timed.
The loss of Agger should be offset by the return of captain Steven Gerrard, who has been out for six months after groin surgery.
“We are pleased to be in the Carling Cup and our intention is to stay in it for as long as we possibly can,” Dalglish said.
“Brighton are doing fantastically well after getting promotion and were sitting on top of the table until they lost to Leicester.
“It will be a difficult game. We have got to get ourselves right, concentrate on ourselves, do our homework on Brighton and take forward it from there.
“We will approach it properly and professionally.”