The news coming out of the Liverpool treatment room is not good at all. Daniel Agger continues to have problems with his calf and the medics have ruled him out of action indefinitely. So we have no idea if Agger will be back in action in two weeks time or we will only see him next season! The doctors say the only cure for Agger’s injury is rest, which means he can not even train at all.
This must be frustrating for Roy Hodgson and Agger himself as I am sure he wants to be playing and being part of the resurgent Liverpool. “Agger is long-term. They can’t put a date on it,” said Hodgson. “So it could be very long-term. At the moment he can’t train, he has just got to rest and wait for the next time he goes to see the specialist again. They are very anxious that bone doesn’t form. It is a calcification issue and training would certainly accelerate the calcification. Now they have to wait and hope the body breaks down the calcifying elements before he can even think about training again.”
There is no doubting the quality of Agger, he is a very fine centre back and has been called upon to do a job for us as a left back especially during the early parts of this season. But his injury problems have plagued his time at Liverpool. Whenever he gets into a decent patch of form, he picks up an injury.
There had been rumours making the rounds earlier on in the season that Agger had a fall out with Hodgson about tactics. Then cam along a story that Agger was linked with a move away from Anfield in January. With all this speculation and injury problems it begs one to ask the question: what do we do with Agger?
Do we keep him and hope that he recovers soon from his injury as we could surely do with him in the team? Or do we let him go and get some cash in as we have enough cover at centre back with Carragher, Skrtel, Soto, Wilson and Kelly?