Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is confident Steven Gerrard will be fit for their Champions League clash with Chelsea.

Gerrard was replaced in injury-time during the Reds' last-gasp win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.

The midfielder was suffering from a tight groin and his late substitution placed a question mark over his availability for the quarter-final, first leg.

However Benitez is optimistic the injury will not be serious enough to keep his captain out of Chelsea's visit to Anfield.

"Steven had some problems, but I think he will be okay for Wednesday," said Benitez. "He was a little bit tired and he felt something a bit tight. We will see."