Dalglish calls on Capello to be ‘responsible’

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has stated that he hopes England boss Fabio Capello is ‘responsible’ with the use of Steven Gerrard, as he returns to first team football after an injury layoff.

The talismanic midfielder has been on the sidelines with a groin injury for almost six months, but made his return against Brighton in the Carling Cup in midweek.

With Gerrard an integral part of the Liverpool team, Dalglish hopes England are sensible with him for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro.

“I don’t pick England’s team. Whatever they have to do, they have to do. But I would just hope that they will be as intelligent as we have been,” the Scot told The Telegraph.

“He deserves to progress. It’s been a disappointing time for him with injuries and we don’t want to ruin this opportunity after he has done so well.

“He’s well educated, he knows himself better than anyone else. He will manage himself better than anyone else,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Gerrard has stated his relief to be back in the Anfield fold, and may feature against Wolves on Saturday.

“I’ve had to watch from the sidelines while Kenny has been rebuilding the side and I’ve been really happy with what I’ve seen,” he stated.

“It’s been a nightmare for me. I’m not the best when I’m out injured and watching games.

“It’s been tough and the last six months have been a roller-coaster. But it’s behind me now and I’m looking forward to getting match fit and getting back in the starting line-up,” he admitted.
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