24 Feb 2009

Gerrard in squad to face Real

7:28 am on 24 February 2009

Liverpool have named Steven Gerrard in the squad to face Real Madrid in the first leg of their European Champions League last-16 football match in Spain on Thursday.

Captain Gerrard has been out for three weeks with a hamstring injury picked up during the FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat by Everton on February 4th.

But the 28-year-old took part in training today and is set to travel to the Spanish capital.

Manager Rafael Benetiz says it was a special training session so they didn't test him 100%, but he trained OK so they'll wait and see.

Gerrard was ruled out of the 1-all draw with Manchester City yesterday.