Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Agger Ready To Cover For Konchesky

DANIEL AGGER is ready to
reprise his emergency left-back
role in Holland tomorrow – with
Paul Konchesky ruled out of
Liverpool ’s Europa League trip to
FC Utrecht and manager Roy
Hodgson refusing to put a date
on Fabio Aurelio ’s return from
Centre-back Agger had already
made four highly effective
appearances at full-back this
season, and came on in that
position again against
Sunderland last weekend when
Konchesky limped off.
It is a position the Dane is almost
certain to have to continue in
against Blackpool on Sunday as
Konchesky has targeted the
Merseyside derby on October 17
for his return from injury, but
Aurelio ’s comeback is still
clouded in uncertainty.

The Brazilian sustained an
Achilles problem during the 1-0
success over Trabzonspor last
month and manager Hodgson
admits he is reluctant to rush
him back too early.
“Where Fabio Aurelio is
concerned, caution and
prudence have to be the words
that we use, ” he said. “He is
progressing all the time and his
efforts are very commendable
but we can't bring him back too
“We took him off against
Trabzonspor as a precautionary
measure, as we didn't want to
run the risk of him sustaining a
serious problem. ”

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