Date:10th August 2014 at 4:27pm
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Brendan Rodgers provided an update on the fitness of Lazar Markovic and Daniel Agger, following Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Anfield.

Neither player was part of the match day squad for the Reds final pre-season friendly, although Rodgers says £20million summer signing Markovic has a chance of featuring in next weekend’s Premier League opener against Southampton.

“He’ll hopefully be around then [against Southampton], but if not then he certainly will for the next game,” the boss explained. 

“He had a slight problem with his tendon, but he’s up to speed.

“He’s working with our sports science team, he’s looking very strong and if he just misses out, he certainly should be available for the next game.”

Rodgers also confirmed vice-captain Daniel Agger is still undergoing treatment on a knee injury sustained on the tour of the United States.

“Dan is still getting some work done on his knee,” said the manager. “He’s been unfortunate since America, so he’s still getting treatment.”

Rodgers gave Anfield debut’s to four of his summer signings during the win over Dortmund, and the boss was eager to stress every member of his squad will have a big part to play over the upcoming season.