Liverpool hopeful for Gerrard return against Madrid

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is hoping to have skipper Steven Gerrard available against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is hoping to have skipper Steven Gerrard available against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The influential midfielder is hoping to have recovered from a hamstring injury.

Benitez said: "We will see after training tomorrow and then we'll decide with him and the doctor. He's close. The decision is not easy but he's improving."

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