MAXI RODRIGUEZ is set to return to the Liverpool squad for Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Brighton.
The Reds midfielder hasn’t featured since the victory over Manchester United in the last round three weeks ago but has recovered from a foot injury he sustained in training.
Earlier this week Rodriguez was recalled to the Argentina squad to face Switzerland in a friendly later this month.
Boss Kenny Dalglish has no injury concerns ahead of the clash with Gus Poyet’s Championship side.
Teenage full-backs Jon Flanagan and Jack Robinson are also back in contention having proved their fitness in the reserves.
“Maxi is back training,” Dalglish said.
“He had a kick on his foot in training but he’s fine now.
“He’s back in the Argentina squad which is good for him.
“Everybody who is fit is in our thinking for Sunday, even Flanno and Jack Robbo. We have had to be careful with Flanno as he has had an injury but he is back in the frame.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool have reiterated that they have no intention of selling Luis Suarez this summer.
Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain are keen to lure the Uruguayan frontman away from Anfield and reports in France suggest they have already established contact with the player’s representatives.
Backed by the Qatari royal family, PSG recently appointed Carlo Ancelotti as manager and the Italian will be handed a huge kitty to compile a squad capable of competing for Champions League glory.
Suarez fits the bill but PSG have been told to look elsewhere for transfer targets.
The 25-year-old was publicly criticised by the Reds following his failure to shake hands with Patrice Evra before last Saturday’s game at Old Trafford.
However, he has apologised for his conduct and Liverpool are now looking to the future.
Dalglish is planning on recruiting players in the summer to complement Suarez rather than replace him.
“I can only reiterate what we have said already,” Dalglish said.
“We have drawn a line under what happened and we just want Luis to concentrate on his football now.”
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