"I'm really happy to be back playing and to be part of the squad for matches again is great," he told the liverpoolfc.tv.
"I hope to start at Leeds and I'm sure there will be opportunities in this game for players who haven't been used in Premier League games much recently.
"Every opportunity you get you need to show something to the boss and I have to take this chance. Hopefully I can do my job and help us get through.
"We want to progress in every competition we're involved in. The Carling Cup offers a possibility for us to win a trophy and we can't allow that chance to pass easily.
"It might not be the most prestigious competition but it's still very important to us and we want to go all the way."