Rodgers delivers latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Swansea clash

Martin Skrtel is on course to feature for Liverpool at Swansea on Saturday, reveals Brendan Rodgers

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Martin Skrtel is set to return to the Liverpool side for Monday night’s Premier League trip to Swansea City, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

The centre-half was carried off on a stretcher early on during Liverpool’s goalless FA Cup draw with Blackburn Rovers at Anfield last weekend but is on track to be available to face the Swans.

Rodgers, who also confirmed that Jon Flanagan is back in training with the Reds, however insisted that he would not be taking any risks with Skrtel unless he is passed ready to feature by the Merseyside outfit’s medical team.

“Martin had the injury where he had to come off against Blackburn, so all the procedures, in terms of his gradual integration into the group is fine, so he should be available,” Rodgers told a news conference on Saturday morning.

“But we’ll monitor that again to make sure that everything is safe and secure with his wellness to play in the game, but he should be fine.”

He added: “Jose Enrique has been in and out of training, so we’ll monitor him over the next couple of games.

“Great news – young Jon Flanagan is back and training with the group, which is great, but again we’re just having to gradually introduce him into the training.”

The Northern Irishman also revealed that midfield duo Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen are approaching first-team returns after the pair returned to training over the last few days.

“We had Steven back training, which is great,” added Rodgers. “Joe Allen is back and fit and well, so the [injured players] are starting to return.”

Liverpool head into Monday’s clash at the Liberty Stadium fifth in the Premier League table but just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with 10 games left to play this term.

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