Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says there's no date set in stone for skipper Steven Gerrard's return.

With Lucas Leiva ruled out for the season through injury and Jay Spearing now facing a ban, the boss was quizzed whether he had any news on Gerrard's likely return to action.

"He's closer," said the boss.

"We have never put any time on it and he will be right when he is right. Everything he has done has been very positive and we are delighted with the progress."