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Report: Steven Gerrard fit for Liverpool's League Cup clash with Chelsea

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According to the Liverpool Echo, Gerrard has been given the green light to return to the Liverpool starting line-up after missing the weekend's win over Aston Villa with a hamstring injury.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been passed fit to play in tonight's League Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea at Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Gerrard was substituted at half-time during the 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light 10 days ago because of a slight hamstring injury, and missed the weekend's 2-0 away win against Aston Villa.

According to the report, Gerrard is expected to take the place of Fabio Borini in the starting line-up with Raheem Sterling moving into the centre-forward's role.

Borini has played the last two games from the start up front, and managed to get his first goal of the season at Villa Park on Saturday. It also means Gerrard will get the nod ahead of Adam Lallana who returned to the first team squad earlier than expected following a thigh injury, and was an unused substitute during Saturday's win.

It would seem if that's the case, then there won't be many changes to the Liverpool line-up from the recent win. The Reds have been in promising form of late so it would be a surprise if Rodgers makes wholesale changes to his starting line-up given he has stated his ambition from the start of the season for the Reds to win a trophy for the first time under his management.

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