Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has received an injury boost with a raft of players returning to training.

Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Xabi Alonso and Fabio Aurelio are all back in training and are likely to be involved at some stage soon.

Benitez said: "Jamie is fit after his rib injury and he can play at Reading. Alonso is training and is very close to a return. Agger is closer as well and Fabio could be back."