Liverpool boss Benitez: Gerrard fit for Chelsea clash

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

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."

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