Liverpool boss Benitez plays down Kewell injury scare

The Aussie star hobbled off during the second half against Feyenoord, sparking fears that he had aggravated the foot injury which restricted him to just three games as a sub last season.

But Benitez insists the 28-year-old will be ready for Saturday's league opener at Aston Villa.

He said: "We were protecting him by taking him off against Feyenoord. He'll be fine for Saturday."

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