Mascherano set to retain Reds place

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is likely to be fit to face Wigan at Anfield on Wednesday evening in the Premier League.

Last Updated: 15/12/09 at 15:49

Mascherano: Should overcome a thigh problem

Mascherano: Should overcome a thigh problem

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The Argentina captain sustained a thigh problem which forced him off in Sunday's defeat at home to Arsenal but he trained on Tuesday and is expected to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Right-back Glen Johnson, also substituted against the Gunners, spent Tuesday with the physiotherapists and did not train. He is more of a doubt.

Winger Albert Riera still has a hamstring problem so will not be risked while £20million summer signing Alberto Aquilani is likely to find himself on the bench again.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Benayoun, Gerrard, Mascherano, Aquilani, Kuyt, Torres, Cavalieri, Lucas, Aurelio, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Ngog, Degen.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
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Liverpool v Southampton  
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Monday, 18 August 2014
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1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

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