Kenny hails Gerrard ‘progress’

The Liverpool skipper has endured an injury-hit 2011/12 campaign,

with an ankle infection currently keeping him on the sidelines. The

Reds are reluctant to gamble on his fitness, with one setback

having already been suffered this term. It remains unclear when

Liverpool fans can expect to see their captain back in action, but

Dalglish is confident Gerrard will be back sooner rather than

later. “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.” Pressed on whether a timescale could be put on his

recovery, Dalglish added: “No. When he’s ready.” While the Reds are

still waiting on Gerrard, they are set to welcome Jamie Carragher

back into the fold for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea. “Carra is

training,” said Dalglish. “He’s got rid of his calf injury so he’s

fit and available for selection.” In-form forward Luis Suarez will

also be in contention for a starting berth against the Blues having

reported back from international duty with Uruguay free of a slight

back complaint. “So far we’ve had no news of anybody being

injured,” said Dalglish.