Brendan Rodgers delivers latest Liverpool injury update

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have Glen Johnson available for selection after the forthcoming international break

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May 2012 Photo: TSR

Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have Glen Johnson available for selection after the forthcoming international break as the Liverpool defender continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

The England international suffered the problem in the 1-0 win over Manchester United last month but Rodgers is hopeful the right-back will be ready for the trip to Newcastle United on 19 October.

“Glen’s out on the field and hopefully after the international break he’ll be ready to come back into the squad,” said Rodgers ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Asked about the fitness of Aly Cissokho (ankle), Joe Allen (hamstring) and Philippe Coutinho (shoulder), Rodgers continued: “Aly Cissokho has trained over the course of the last week or so, so I think after the international break he’ll be fine and fit.

“Joe Allen likewise – he should be ready for the Newcastle game.

“Glen Johnson and Coutinho will not be long after.

“Obviously Sebastian Coates will be that bit longer and has a bit more to do yet, but apart from that we’re getting back to our numbers now.”

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