Liverpool is awaiting a fitness update on Dirk Kuyt after the Netherlands forward was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury sustained during a European Championship qualifying match against Sweden.

Kuyt was carried off on a stretcher after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge in the 28th minute of Tuesday's match in Amsterdam, which the Dutch won 4-1.

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk says he fears Kuyt's injury "could be serious and keep him sidelined for a long time."

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger also came off early with a groin injury in Denmark's qualifier against Cyprus. But the Premier League club said Wednesday that Spain striker Fernando Torres has returned to training after an adductor muscle tear.