Steven Gerrard returns for Liverpool against Swansea

Club captain has missed last seven games with a hamstring complaint

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is back in contention for Monday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

The veteran midfielder, who is leaving for Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season, has missed the last seven games with a hamstring injury.

The 34-year-old's last appearance came in the team's 3-2 Premier League win over Tottenham in which he was replced after 68 minutes.

Since then Liverpool have beaten Southampton and Manchester City in winning their three league games, progressed in the FA Cup and exited the Europa League.

Gerrard said: “I am just over a hamstring injury, I’m fit and available, and I want to leave the club in the top four and go all the way in the FA Cup. That’s how I want to sign off.”

Defenders Martin Skrtel with the head injury which forced him off against Blackburn last weekend, and Mamadou Sakho with his hip complaint are expected to be fit but there could still be a doubt over midfielder Joe Allen. The Welsh international is also struggling with a hip concern. Left-back Luis Enrique (knee) is back in training and could be back in contention soon.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Toure, Skrtel, Can, Markovic, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Lallana, Ward, Lovren, Johnson, Sakho, Gerrard, Williams, Lambert, Balotelli, Borini, Sturridge.

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