Reina set to return?

Liverpool will hope to continue their good run of form as the travel to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Brendon Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns, but will wait to see if he can recall Pepe Reina in goal, after the Spaniard missed last weekend’s win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Victory for the Reds would see them move to within four points of fourth place Chelsea, who don’t play until Sunday following their involvement in the Europa League.

A Daniel Agger goal was enough to secure all three points in the reverse fixture, though the Saints came out on top the last time these two sides met at St Mary’s.

Former Red Peter Crouch got the second in a 2-0 win for the hosts in 2005, five months before moving to Anfield for £7 million.

Elsewhere, Nuri Sahin has hit out at Brendon Rodgers, whilst speaking of his loan spell with the Reds earlier in the season.

The Turkey international, who returned to Borussia Dortmund in January after making seven appearances for Liverpool, said that he was often played out of position without explanation, though he did refer to playing at Anfield as a “wonderful experience”.

Meanwhile, Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge and captain Steven Gerrard have been called up to the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

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