Lucas Leiva is set to return to the Liverpool line-up for tomorrow’s clash with West Bromwich Albion after missing last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United to attend the birth of his daughter.
Jose Enrique is likely to miss out as he struggles to shake off a knee injury, while the game also comes too soon for Philippe Coutinho, who could return for next weekend’s top of the table clash with Arsenal.
Liverpool could welcome back Glen Johnson, Aly Cissokho and Joe Allen for tomorrow’s trip to Newcastle United.
Lucas returns after suspension though the game has come too soon for fellow Brazil international Philippe Coutinho.
Lucas Leiva will miss tomorrow’s visit of Crystal Palace, as the midfielder serves a one match ban after picking up five yellow cards.
Jordan Henderson is set to move into a defensive midfield role, while Raheem Sterling is hoping to earn a recall to the starting line-up.
Liverpool climbed to second place in the Premier League after beating bottom of the table Sunderland 3-1 yesterday afternoon.
Top scorer Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring with his eleventh goal in his last eleven league games, before Luis Suarez doubled the visitor’s advantage on thirty-six minutes.
Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways as the travel to struggling Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
After their unbeaten start to the season came to an end last weekend following their narrow home defeat to Southampton, the Reds crashed out of the League Cup to Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
Luis Suarez is available for this evening’s Capital One Cup third round tie with Manchester United after completing his ten match suspension.
The Uruguay international, who has four goals in this competition so far, has not featured competitively for the club since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield back in April, where the incident that led to his ban took place.Daniel Agger will face a late fitness test ahead of the game but Glen Johnson, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho are all side-lined through injury.
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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Luis Suarez is ‘champing at the bit’ ahead of his expected return to first team action, the Telegraph understands.
The Uruguay striker has now completed the ten game suspension he received for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield back in April, and is in contention for tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third round tie against Manchester United.
Liverpool will be looking to continue their superb Premier League form when the welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds have lost just once in their last sixteen league games, while three wins and a draw this term has fired them to first place in the division; another three points here will guarantee them top spot ahead of next weekend’s trip to Sunderland.
Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium yesterday evening in a game dominated by former Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
The England international, who moved to the Swans during the summer transfer window for around £6m, opened the scoring after just 87 seconds, but his slack backpass gave Daniel Sturridge the opportunity to get his fourth goal in four league games minutes later.
Pepe Reina has published an emotional open letter on his personal website thanking the Liverpool fans for their support following his loan move to Napoli, the Daily Mail has reported.
The Spain international has insisted that he was keen to sign a new contract at Anfield, and would have only been tempted to move to Barcelona should they have come calling.