Dalglish happy with Gerrard’s progression

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has admitted that Steven Gerrard is making good progress in his bid to return to fitness, but has not put a date on the midfielder’s potential return.

The England international has had a torrid time with injuries this year, with an ankle infection his current ailment.

Despite admitting that Gerrard was moving in the right direction, the Scottish coach is unsure when he will be able to select his captain again.

“Steven is progressing brilliantly,” he told the club’s official website.

“There is nothing that’s been a disappointment other than he’s not been available for selection.

“He’ll be available as and when he’s over what he’s got but everything’s going really well. We couldn’t ask for more or any greater news from him.

“No. When he’s ready,” he stated when asked if he knew when Gerrard would play again.

One piece of positive news for The Reds however is the return to fitness of Jamie Carragher, and Dalglish has confirmed that the veteran defender should make himself available for selection this weekend.

“Carra is training. He’s got rid of his calf injury so he’s fit and available for selection,” he concluded.

Liverpool face a tough two weeks, with an away fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday next for the Merseysiders.

By Gareth McKnight