He told liverpoolfc.tv: "It was important for me to see Fabio Aurelio, Alvaro Arbeloa and Harry Kewell coming back, as it gives you more options and you can select players with different qualities.

"Harry is a player who can beat players and score goals and he can also win the ball in the air, as he did against Blackburn with the last ball that gave Kuyt a chance. So it is always important to see players coming back into the side."