Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has admitted that he thought he would be sidelined for the majority of the season after picking up a knee injury in the Reds' defeat to Manchester United a fortnight ago.
The Denmark international was stretchered off in the 2-1 loss at Anfield and while the 27-year-old has suffered a fracture, the centre-back has insisted that he is fit to play on.
"I feared the worst when it happened," Agger told the Liverpool Echo. "When I tried to get up the muscle in my knee just didn't work. I felt really unsteady and the medical staff thought I had done my ligaments.
"I thought it was a bad one and that I would be out for months. But, thankfully, it was just a really hard knock to the knee.
"I've got a small fracture in the bone but it's only a minor thing. It's not a problem. I only started training again last Friday but I was fine for the Norwich game. I felt really comfortable and I'm enjoying it. I think I deserved a bit of luck after the problems I've had in the past."
Agger could be rested for Liverpool's Europa League clash against Udinese tomorrow.