Jamie Carragher set for Liverpool return at Chelsea

Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher is winning his race to be fit for the trip to Chelsea on Saturday

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Carragher has missed Liverpool's last two games Photo: ChoonMing, via Flickr

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Jamie Carragher is expected to return to action in Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea on Sunday after recovering from a calf injury.

The Liverpool vice-captain missed the last two games due to the problem, but first-team coach Steve Clarke expects the 33-year-old to be in contention for a starting place ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

“Jamie has joined in training over the last couple of days and looked good,” Clarke told Liverpool’s website. “He was out for a couple of weeks with a minor calf injury.

“We just made sure he took his time, recovered from it, and he’s trained well these past couple of days.

“He’ll be in contention for the weekend if there are no mishaps between now and the game.”

Carragher missed Liverpool’s 2-0 victory at West Bromich Albion as well as their goalless draw with Swansea City at Anfield.

The defender said last week: “[The international break] is the best time to be injured because you don’t miss too many games.

“It’s down to the manager and the coaching staff but once I’m back with the lads I’m back, for the squad, the team or the bench – whatever it may be.”

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