Injured Liverpool pair Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini to boost Brendan Rodgers
Last Updated: September 27, 2012 8:50pm
Brendan Rodgers: Optimistic over fitness of Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini ahead of Saturday's clash at Norwich
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini could shake off injuries in time for this weekend's Premier League clash against Norwich.
Danish defender Agger was stretchered off in Sunday's home defeat by Manchester United with suspected medial ligament damage, while Italian striker Borini was substituted at half-time with an ankle knock.
But fears the pair may face prolonged spells on the sidelines have been quashed by Rodgers, who is optimistic that both could be fit for Saturday's trip to Norwich.
"They haven't trained this week but we'll see how they go over the next 24 hours. They are responding well," the Reds boss told the club's official website.
"They haven't trained this week but we'll see how they go over the next 24 hours. They are responding well."
Rodgers, who says he only has 12 senior players fit for the Carrow Road clash, has been forced to blood several teenagers in recent weeks with injuries decimating his squad.
But the Northern Irishman insists he has no qualms about pitching the likes of Andre Wisdom and Suso into his first team.
"I will always, irrespective of age, look at young players," he said. "If a young player has the talent, the personality and ability to learn, and the courage to get on the ball, I'll always look at him."
Rodgers has also praised Reds supporters for understanding the short-term difficulties faced by the new boss as he aims to rebuild a team capable of replicating the success enjoyed by previous Anfield generations.
He added: "They have been brilliant for me. The Liverpool supporters are very educated and clever.
"They understand our resources were really stretched and the support they have given, the team more importantly and myself, has been incredible from my first day here.
"I think the biggest thing we have got now at Liverpool is the reality - the real situation we are in."