Glen Johnson could return to the bench for Liverpool’s home game against Blackburn on Sunday.
Liverpool’s right back has been out since the end of last year when he tore his right medial knee ligament, an injury that required surgery and a long period unable to do any training.
The England international has spent the past week ensuring his fitness levels improve and with the return of Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres, the reds are aiming for an injury free run-in as they aim to ensure Champions League qualification as well as continue in the Europa League.
Jamie Carragher has been covering at right back for the missing player.
Ironically, the shake up at centre-back has saw Liverpool improve vastly since the turn of the year in defence. Kyrgiakos, Agger and Skrtel have helped the reds to 7 clean sheets in 9 Premier League games, conceding only twice in that time. Kyrgiakos is nearing completion of his ban for his derby day red card.
Glen’s return could spell bad news for Jamie Carragher’s first team selection.
Liverpool’s defence in this seasons Premier League
Jamie Carragher at centre-back
Clean Sheets 5
Jamie Carragher at right back
Clean Sheets 7
Leave Carra at right back? Put Carra back in the middle? Or drop our number 23?