Gerrard set to resume training

Liverpool expect to welcome back both Steven Gerrard and Jonjo Shelvey to training next week after lay-offs through injury.

Gerrard was forced to undergo an operation on a groin problem earlier this month, whilst Shelvey had a knee operation in early February.

Liverpool also have defenders Martin Kelly and Fabio Aurelio on the injury list at the moment.

“They’re all improving. Fingers crossed, we will have Martin Kelly and Steven Gerrard back training by the middle of next week,” said coach Steve Clarke.

“We hope the same for Jonjo Shelvey, who has been out for a long time. Fabio Aurelio is also making good progress. They’re our four longer-term injuries, the ones that have been causing us a bit of concern recently, but hopefully they’ll all join in training next week.”

The international break will be welcome news (for once) for Liverpool, with no game now until April 2nd, giving more time for players to recover.