Sunday, February 15, 2009

Steven Gerrard Expected Back For Liverpool-Real Madrid Tie

'Stevie G' is on the recovery path, and just in time for the Reds' trip to the Santiago Bernabeu...

Steven Gerrard should be available for the first leg of Liverpool's blockbuster Champions League tie against Real Madrid, according to the News of the World.

The English superstar was expected to miss the Spanish leg through injury after he tore his hamstring in the Reds' defeat to Everton in the FA Cup recently.

Furthermore, the relative thinness of Rafael Benitez's attack - thanks to Robbie Keane's return to Tottenham Hotspur - means the Anfield boss is wary of rushing back his captain too early and risking a long-term absence.

But the 28-year-old is progressing well in his recovery sessions, and now he is a genuine chance to make it back in time to face the mighty Merengues.

Gerrard will, however, remain sidelined for next weekend's Premier League clash against Manchester City.

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