Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard could both make quick returns for Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish has confirmed, with the Reds looking to build on their winning momentum after a 2-0 victory over West Brom.

Both were not in contention for selection yesterday, and while fans worried that there might be long term injury concerns for either of the pair, Dalglish insisted that there are only minor concerns and that he didn’t want to risk playing Gerrard or Carragher.

"Carragher has a calf strain. Steven Gerrard has an infection in his ankle,” Dalglish explained.

"Steven was in my mind for the game today but it just flared up.

“We are off tomorrow, so we'll have a more accurate idea on Monday or Tuesday when we return to training.

“We will be more accurate next week than what we can be now."

Dalglish admitted that both Liverpool stars are an integral part of the squad, but the Reds manager was particularly proud of his side for being able to win so convincingly without them.

"We are certainly much better with them in the squad than out of it," he explained.

"They have done magnificently for this football club and they will continue to do magnificently for us too.

"They will continue to make a contribution, even now.

"I suppose it is a reflection on the strength of the squad when the two talismanic figures aren't playing and you still come and put on such a top performance."

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