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Scot without key personnel, including Gerrard and Agger

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has expressed his happiness with his current crop of players at Anfield, and believes that despite injuries to a number of key personnel the first-team squad has enough depth and quality to cope as they look to make progress domestically and in Europe.

Following injuries to defensive trio Martin Kelly, Fabio Aurelio and Daniel Agger has come the news that skipper Steven Gerrard will be out for a month after undergoing groin surgery.

However, record signing Andy Carroll has made a return from his thigh injury and has made two substitute appearances as he regains full fitness while Luis Suarez has made an impact since his arrival from Ajax.

Yet the Uruguayan striker is unavailable for the Europa League matches, having played in Europe for Ajax already this season, but the manager recognises the importance of his fringe players.

"Everyone in the squad is capable of playing in the first team," said Dalglish.

"Those that haven't played as much are very important to us and their attitude in the games they have played in the past has been superb.

"We wouldn't expect any less, although we don't take it for granted.

"When you look to a club and try to get success, the strength of what lies behind [the first team] and their application when they do get an opportunity is the important thing."

Furthermore, concerning the injury situation at the club, Dalglish believes that his side just need to face up and deal with their problems.

"We just have to go with what we have got, we cannot do anything about that," added the Liverpool boss.

"The players we put in there are well capable of doing themselves justice and doing the club proud and the players have to accept injuries are part and parcel of the game and put up with it."

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