Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has revealed he should not have played against Chelsea last Sunday.
The Danish centre-back will miss his country’s friendly clash with Turkey on Wednesday after playing through the pain in Liverpool’s draw at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old revealed in an interview with TV2 in Denmark that he had been set to sit out the clash with a groin injury, but was forced into action after his regular central defensive partner at the Anfield club, Martin Skrtel, was ruled out at the last minute.
“I should not have played on Sunday. But Skrtel became ill, and there was not much I could do. I was thrown into it,” he said.
Despite having to miss Denmark’s game, Agger was hopeful he would be available to manager Brendan Rodgers for selection against Wigan in the Reds’ next Premier League fixture on Saturday.
“It takes hopefully only a few days. I have a pulled groin., It was something that should have kept me out on Sunday but it did not. I played the game,” he added.
Liverpool were deemed somewhat fortunate to come away with a point last weekend, as they were dominated by a superior Chelsea midfield, though they did show good resilience late in the game to secure the point.
Despite it being a good point for them, it was Liverpool’s fifth straight fixture without a win and they are continuing to struggle in the goalscoring department – they have only twice scored more than one goal in a game since their 5-2 victory over Norwich City, nine games ago.