Aurelio on brink of return
Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio is in contention to return in this weekend's Barclays Premier League clash against West Ham.
The Brazilian left-back stepped up his comeback from injury with a 75-minute run-out for the reserves last night.
Aurelio has not played for the first team since August 26 due to Achilles and groin problems but has now declared himself fit.
The 31-year-old told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.tv: "I have been training well and I was in the squad for the Stoke game but didn't make the bench. Hopefully I can play on Saturday.
"It has been frustrating not to play but I have been working hard and kept my confidence up."