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Hodgson worried over Liverpool readiness

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AFP) - Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson admitted on Sunday that he was concerned by his team's readiness for the Premier League kick-off.

Hodgson was able to field summer signing Joe Cole as well as England colleagues Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Glen Johnson for the first time on Sunday as his team lost 1-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach in a friendly.

But the Anfield boss said it has been difficult to prepare for the new campaign due to the extended breaks many of his senior stars were afforded following the World Cup.

"I am seeing improvements in some individual players but we haven't really had the chance to work together as a team as yet," Hodgson told

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