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Anfield return for Dalglish

Published 14/01/2011 | 15:17

Steven Gerrard. Photo: Getty Images
Steven Gerrard. Photo: Getty Images

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has virtually a full squad to choose from for his first return to the Anfield dugout in nearly 20 years against Everton on Sunday.

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However, the 59-year-old, who only flew in from holiday in the Persian Gulf last Saturday to take over from Roy Hodgson, will be without Scousers Steven Gerrard (suspended) and Jamie Carragher (injured) for the 215th Merseyside derby.



Midfielder Joe Cole has recovered from an ankle problem to rejoin the squad while Fabio Aurelio is likely to start at left-back after sitting out the midweek defeat at Blackpool.



Dalglish's biggest decision revolves around young right-back Martin Kelly, who has shown good form in the last two games, but could come under pressure from Glen Johnson, who filled in on the left against the Seasiders.



Provisional squad: Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Agger, Aurelio, Lucas, Meireles, Johnson, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Torres, Gulacsi, Kyrgiakos, Konchesky, Poulsen, Shelvey, Cole, Ngog, Babel, Jovanovic, Pacheco.



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