Kuyt back in squad for Sunderland

Dirk Kuyt returns to the Liverpool squad for the home match against Sunderland on Saturday.

The Dutch attacker has missed the Reds last four matches after suffering a shoulder injury on international duty at the start of the month.

The 30 year old was expected to be out until the Blackpool match next week but has returned soon than expected and is included in the squad to face Sunderland at Anfield.

It also means he will be able to make a return to the club he began his professional career with when Liverpool play FC Utrecht on Thursday evening in the Europa League.

According to reports on Twitter, Kuyt has been named in the starting line-up, alongside Gerrard and Joe Cole behind Fernando Torres.