Johnson back for Fulham clash

Glen Johnson is available for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Fulham after recovering from the jaw infection that kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Arsenal.

Fellow full-back Jose Enrique is also set to return after missing the past month with a knee injury.

Philippe Coutinho is in line to start his first league game in almost two months having played the second half at the Emirates a week ago.

The Reds won both of the meetings with Martin Jol’s men last season, thumping them 4-0 at Anfield last December before winning 3-1 at Craven Cottage in the penultimate game of the campaign.

Three points will see Brendan Rodgers’ men close the gap on leaders Arsenal, who travel to Premier League champions Manchester United on Sunday afternoon while, such is the tightness of the top half, anything other than victory could see them end the weekend in as low as eighth place.

Finally, the Liverpool manager believes that Steven Gerrard could retire from international football after next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, according to Sky Sports.

The Liverpool captain will overtake World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore’s tally of 108 England caps if he features in the forthcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

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