Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has admitted he feared another long spell on the sidelines after going down injured during the Reds' match with Manchester United 10 days ago.

The Danish centre-back was stretched off in the closing stages of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to United, and told The Sun he breathed a huge sigh of relief when he found out the injury was not serious.

The 27-year-old went for scans after the match, but got the all-clear, allowing him to play the full game against Norwich last weekend.

"I feared the worst when it happened," said Agger. "When I tried to get up the muscle in my knee just didn't work. I felt really unsteady and the medical staff thought I had done my ligaments.

"I thought it was a bad one and that I would be out for months. But, thankfully, it was just a really hard knock to the knee."

Agger has had terrible luck with injures, spending months on the sidelines at a time, and the Danish international is one of Liverpool's key players.

He was linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer, but committed his future to Anfield.

The former-Brondby star joined the Reds for around £6m in 2006, and has gone on to make more than 175 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club.

His partnership with fellow centre-back Martin Skrtel has flourished, and the two defenders are among the best in the league.

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