Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel to be fit for Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener with Stoke City.

The defensive pair missed last weekend's pre-season friendly encounter with Celtic after picking up knocks - but the manager believes he'll have a fully fit squad to choose from when 2013-14 kicks off at Anfield.

Rodgers told a pre-match press conference at Melwood: "We've had one or two items - the likes of Daniel [Agger] and Martin Skrtel - but by the weekend, we should be fine."

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