Joe Cole may not have seen his prospects of making an early season impact thwarted by injury. A hamstring problem forced an early withdrawal against FC Gomel during Thursday's Europa League qualifier.
As yet an assessment has not revealed the complete diagnosis but Brendan Rodgers appeared confident that there would be nothing too worrying once the medical staff report back.
He also revealed that Glen Johnson had not been substituted in Belarus due to fitness concerns.
"Joe just felt his hamstring a little bit. I don't think it is totally pulled and it was just a little bit of tightness so we had to take him off," Rodgers said.
"It disrupted our plans a little bit but it was better to have him come off rather than risk injury."
The Liverpool boss added: "Glen was only scheduled to play 45 minutes anyway so he was taken off as planned."
Meanwhile, it was confirmed that Daniel Agger - subject of interest from Manchester City plus foreign clubs - is fully fit but lacks conditioning after Euro 2012.
"The plan was always for Daniel to stay behind," Rodgers commented.
"Everyone knows his history of injuries. He came back to pre-season training after everyone else and is still not up to speed.
"He is fit, but I have to make sure he is up to speed before he plays, because everyone knows his history with injuries.
"I wanted him to use that time to work on his physical condition."
Andy Carroll, also on international duty in Poland and Ukraine, was said to have picked up a slight groin problem but Rodgers told journalists that had no plans of selecting the club's record signing adding: "I was not going to play Andy in the game as I wanted to give Fabio Borini a run. He is another who stayed at home to work on his condition."
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