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Carroll: Hoping to be fit

Carroll: Hoping to be fit

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is hopeful striker Andy Carroll will be fit to face his former club.

The £35million club record signing, who left the Magpies in January, missed Saturday's victory over Birmingham with a knee injury but will be assessed over the weekend to see whether he has recovered.

Teenage full-back Jack Robinson came off with cramp against Blues but is fit to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper returns to the Newcastle squad after overcoming a knee injury.

The 36-year-old, who has missed the last two games, will travel to Anfield, although whether or not he replaces deputy Tim Krul remains to be seen.

Skipper Kevin Nolan has recovered from a slight muscle strain, but loan signing Stephen Ireland has been ruled out for the rest of the season by an ankle injury after making just two appearances as a substitute.

Hatem Ben Arfa continues his rehabilitation after returning to training from a double leg fracture, but Danny Guthrie (shin), Leon Best (ankle), Dan Gosling (knee) and Alan Smith (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Robinson, Lucas, Spearing, Meireles, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Suarez, Carroll, Gulacsi, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Shelvey, Cole, Poulsen, Ngog, Coady.

Newcastle (from): Harper, Krul, Sodeberg, Simpson, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, R. Taylor, Perch, Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Vuckic, Tavernier, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace Live
Man City v Sunderland Live
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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