Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has warned Denmark to be careful with defender Daniel Agger.
Agger has been called up by his country for the forthcoming, crucial World Cup qualifiers against rivals Sweden and Hungary. But Benitez has voiced his concern that Agger, who only returned to Liverpool’s bench for last Sunday’s defeat at Chelsea after a back operation, is not ready to start a game.
“It was a difficult decision to bring Agger back into the squad because he wasn’t fit enough to start at Chelsea,” Benitez told Liverpool’s official website.
“He played 68 minutes for the reserve team so we were trying to protect him and have him on the bench just in case we needed him.
“He is now with Denmark and hopefully they will be careful with him. They have to be sensible and also the player knows it will be tough for him to play both games in a row.
“It’s good for him because he needs to play, but we have to be careful and they have to be careful too.”