Liverpool boss ready to throw teen stars in at the deep end

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Kenny Dalglish is reportedly considering calling John Flanagan and Jack Robinson into the Liverpool first team in order to ease his defensive woes.

The Merseysiders were hit with the news on Wednesday that Daniel Agger will be sidelined for the rest of the season and - with Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly also missing - the Reds are looking increasingly depleted at the back.

"Daniel has a problem with the tendon behind his knee and won't be involved again this season," Dalglish told the press.

"He'll be out for a couple of months before he can start training.

"Glen Johnson has a hamstring problem which is usually about three or four weeks and it's the same for Martin Kelly.

"It's disappointing for the players because they want to play in every game. We're getting towards the end of the season but if you're injured you're injured."


According to the Guardian, Flanagan and Robinson - aged 18 and 17 respectively - could now be promoted from the reserves for Liverpool's Monday night clash with Manchester City at Anfield.

Robinson became the youngster player ever to represent the Liverpool first team after coming on against Hull last season, while Flanagan has yet to make his senior bow.

Meawhile, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has yet to discover the diagnosis of his latest groin injury - with news expected on the issue by the end of the week.

The Liverpool boss added: "We will know about Steven at the end of the week. He will be assessed and we'll see what the story is."


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