Dalglish in no rush over Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will not be pressed into action sooner than he is ready, according to manager Kenny Dalglish.
The midfielder returned to full training this week having recovered from a groin operation on March 10 which forced him to miss three matches, one in the Barclays Premier League and two in Europe - where he rarely featured this season anyway.
Dalglish is wary of rushing back one of his more influential players for Saturday's game against West Brom when there will be seven other equally-important matches to follow, and he said: "We'll have a look. He's recovered really well from the surgery he had so we'll see how he is before we decide whether he's in or out."
He added: "He's certainly done a lot of training this week - not all the training the other lads have done, but a lot of it.
"But two weekends ago at Sunderland Jay Spearing played really well.
"There is no need for us to be in a rush to bring Steven back."
There is mixed news on the injury front for Dalglish as, although all his players returned from international duty relatively unscathed, defender Martin Kelly has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring strain sustained at West Ham in late February.
Fabio Aurelio's return from a similar problem was delayed slightly by an unconnected injury but he should be back with the full squad by the end of the week.
Full-back Glen Johnson has a slight Achilles problem but midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has returned from knee surgery earlier than anticipated.