Jamie Carragher says Liverpool players have been lifted by the return to training of skipper Steven Gerrard.

Carragher remarked that the mere fact the midfielder was around the squad again was a lift to a side that met with their first setback at Stoke City last Saturday.

"Look at the guy that said it," manager Kenny Dalglish said, responding to Carragher's comments. "The two boys reflect everything the football club stands for. They are steeped in it. If they can pass on their knowledge and the feelings of the fans to the new players that have come in, then we will be all the better for it."

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