Liverpool team news vs Blackburn: Gerrard and Sakho latest

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be assessed over the next 48 hours before a decision is made on whether he is fit enough to face Blackburn in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds midfielder has missed the last six matches with a hamstring injury but returned to training this week.

Defender Mamadou Sakho is edging closer to a return after four matches out with a hip problem.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Toure, Skrtel, Can, Markovic, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Lallana, Ward, Lovren, Johnson, Sakho, Gerrard, Williams, Lambert, Balotelli, Borini, Sturridge.

Liverpool vs. Blackburn Rovers kicks off at 4pm GMT on Sunday, live on BT Sports in the UK.

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