Liverpool boss Benitez sweating on star trio's fitness

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is unsure if star trio Xabi Alonso, Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard will be available for their clash with Chelsea. "The three players had some problems," said Benitez. "Keane and Gerrard and Alonso were tired, so we were trying to use players with fresh legs. We were trying to protect all of them by substituting them. "I don't think they are serious. We will have to wait and see tomorrow. "It was a little bit of a muscle problem for Robbie. Gerrard is okay. He was really tired and Alonso has a knock on his knee.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is unsure if star trio Xabi Alonso, Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard will be available for their clash with Chelsea.

"The three players had some problems," said Benitez.

"Keane and Gerrard and Alonso were tired, so we were trying to use players with fresh legs. We were trying to protect all of them by substituting them.

"I don't think they are serious. We will have to wait and see tomorrow.

"It was a little bit of a muscle problem for Robbie. Gerrard is okay. He was really tired and Alonso has a knock on his knee.

"We need to check with Keane. He will see the doctor."

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