Liverpool star fit to face Fulham

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed England star Glen Johnson is in contention to play against Fulham on Saturday, reports Sky Sports.

The right-back, who has been named in Roy Hodgson's squad to face Chile and Germany, missed Liverpool's top of the table encounter against Arsenal on Saturday due an infection in his jaw.

However the 29-year-old has been given the all clear to return to action and Rodgers is likely to put the England international straight back into his starting line-up.

Liverpool trainee John Flanagan is likely to may way for Johnson after he had to fill in at right-back against the Premier League leaders.

Rodgers, speaking ahead of this weekend's match at Anfield, said on Johnson:

"Glen Johnson will be fit. He's fine. He's trained this week - it was just one of those peculiar things that happened.

"Maybe if it had been a day earlier, he may have been able to play. But he's fine for the game and has looked good in training this week."

Rodgers also revealed his delight at Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson earning a recall to the England national team.

The Northern Irishman said the 23-year-old, who last appeared for the Three Lions in their Euro 2012 defeat to Italy, fully deserved his England call-up.

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