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Gerrard set for Rovers return

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be set for a return to first-team action for the Boxing Day fixture with Blackburn Rovers.

The 31-year-old has played just five times this season after groin surgery saw him sidelined for most of the season.

Gerrard's last appearance came in the home draw with Norwich City in October, but manager Kenny Dalglish is hopeful he'll soon be able to welcome back the talismanic midfielder.

"He is training, so as we've said before we'll always monitor his progress and make sure we've done the right things," he said.

"Everything he's done he's done very well. He's been training, but whether that means he's ready or not, we'll have to wait and see."

The England international 's comeback, which began against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Carling Cup, was cut short just five games later after a cut to his foot became infected.

Following recent injury heartbreak, Liverpool have naturally been in no hurry to rush Gerrard back, with Dalglish adamant the club would be careful with his rehabilitation.

With their skipper, Liverpool have made a solid, it not spectacular start to the season, lying in sixth in the Barclays Premier League.

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