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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is awaiting an update on captain Steven Gerrard’s fitness ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Arsenal.

The midfielder injured a hamstring in England’s friendly defeat against Holland on Wednesday while defender Glen Johnson is expected to be fit after pulling out of the national squad on Monday as a precaution.

Centre-back Daniel Agger is likely to miss the next couple of weeks with a cracked rib, meaning Jamie Carragher is likely to get a recall.

Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Adam, Gerrard, Henderson, Bellamy, Suarez, Carroll, Doni, Kelly, Coates, Spearing, Shelvey, Downing, Rodriguez, Kuyt.

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Arsenal have injury concerns over captain Robin van Persie (groin) and centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) ahead of tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle) has already been ruled out while Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (groin) faces a fitness test. Abou Diaby returns from a long absence after a hamstring problem.

Defender Francis Coquelin (hamstring) remains sidelined, along with centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle) and Brazil full-back Andre Santos (ankle) is two weeks away from returning to training.

Provisional Squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Benayoun, Walcott, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, van Persie, Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Park, Chamakh, Miquel, Diaby.

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