Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says skipper Steven Gerrard is nearing a return.

The Reds skipper is closing in on a first-team comeback having returned to training following an ankle infection.

Dalglish told his pre-match press conference: "He is training, so as we've said before we'll always monitor his progress and make sure we've done the right things.

"Everything he's done he's done very well. He's been training, but whether that means he's ready or not, we'll have to wait and see."