Dalglish wary of Steven Gerrard return

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has stated that he will not rush Steven Gerrard back to first team action, and may not risk him against Everton on Saturday.

The Anfield talisman has been on the sidelines with a groin injury since March, but has slowly made his way back to first-team football with substitute appearances against Brighton and Wolves in the side’s last two fixtures.

Despite local bragging rights at stake at Goodison Park at the weekend, the Scot has stated that Gerrard’s fitness is more important.

“No. The game is not the important thing – Steven Gerrard is more important. As we’ve said before, we’ll manage Steven as well as we possibly can,” he stated to the club’s official website.

Liverpool will look to build on their win over Mick McCarthy’s team last weekend against The Toffees, and Dalglish has also revealed that Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are close to returning to action.

“Daniel Agger is back training today and Glen Johnson is on his way as well. Everybody else has trained fully,” he concluded.

Written By Gareth McKnight

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