Mixed injury news for Liverpool over Borini, Agger and Kelly

Liverpool have been handed a good news-bad news situation regarding the fitness of defenders Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly and forward Fabio Borini, the Independent has reported.

It is Kelly who faces the bad news after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in an innocuous challenge with Robin van Persie on Sunday. The young right-back is looking at a six month absence after rupturing his right knee and will need reconstructive surgery to repair the damage, a Liverpool statement read.

The news is substantially better for Agger, who, despite being stretchered off after a collision with Glen Johnson and Antonio Valencia in the build-up to the award of Manchester United’s match-winning penalty, has not suffered any damage to his ligaments. He will undergo further tests, however, and has a badly bruised left foot.

Borini, meanwhile, was substituted at half-time of the game against United with an ankle injury. The Italian has not suffered a fracture but will also be examined closely to determine the extent of his injury.

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