Liverpool boosted by Jamie Carragher return

Jamie Carragher
Carragher last featured in Liverpool's Carling Cup win at Stoke

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is set to return from injury in Sunday's Premier League visit to Chelsea.

The 33-year-old has recovered from a calf problem which has kept him out of the Reds' last two games.

First-team coach Steve Clarke said: "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."

Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge just three points behind the Blues in the table and on an unbeaten run of eight games in all competitions.

Carragher missed the 2-0 win at West Brom and the goalless draw against Swansea at Anfield before the international break.

"It's the best time to be injured because you don't miss too many games," he told the club's television station at the weekend.

"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."

The Reds will return to Stamford Bridge for their Carling Cup quarter-final tie on 29 November, only two days after facing Manchester City in the Premier League.