Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Reds confident Gerrard and Carragher will be fit to face Spurs

Liverpool are hopeful Steven Gerrard will be fit for Sunday’s Premier League opener at Tottenham, reports the Echo. The midfielder did not travel to Holland with the England squad after experiencing a tight groin.

“Gerrard returned to Melwood as a precaution yesterday and intensive treatment should allow him to lead the Reds out at White Hart Lane.”

It is the sixth successive campaign Liverpool have started away from home and the inspirational captain is desperate to play and get the club’s Premiership campaign off to a flying start.

“I don’t think Rafa’s ever had a home game to start the season in all his time at the club,” Gerrard said.

“But I think that if you take a step back and look at it in detail, there are benefits to beginning the season away from home. If you can achieve three points you’ve then got two games to come in front of your own supporters.”

“The start to the season’s always crucial because you can build momentum quickly.”

“They’re all tough games, but if we could get three points from each of the first three games, then that would be us off to a flier and that will be our intention.”

Jamie Carragher is also making good progress. The passionate centre back twisted his ankle in last Saturday's 2-1 friendly defeat to Atletico Madrid, but “is expected to play at White Hart Lane and the Reds are confident he will have an experienced defender alongside him,” reports the Echo.

Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger have both been sidelined through injury, “however, Rafa Benitez is hopeful either Skrtel or Agger will prove their fitness in time to face Spurs,” says the story.

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