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Rafa tips Gerrard to tackle Blues
Published : 06 Apr 2009 09:00:00
Rafael Benitez expects Steven Gerrard to be fit for the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night. Gerrard was replaced in injury-time during the Reds' last-gasp win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. The England midfielder was suffering from a tight groin and his late substitution placed a question mark over his availability for the quarter-final, first leg. However, Benitez is optimistic the injury will not be serious enough to keep his captain out of Chelsea's vist to Anfield. "Steven had some problems, but I think he will be okay for Wednesday," said Benitez. "He was a little bit tired and he felt something a bit tight. We will see."