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Steven Gerrard returns to the starting line-up as Liverpool bid to close the gap at the top with victory over Newcastle this afternoon. The Reds skipper has missed the last four matches through injury but has been passed fit for the visit of the Magpies and replaces Lucas Leiva as Rafael Benitez makes four changes from the side that beat Hull City. Fabio Aurelio also returns in place of Emiliano Insua with Daniel Agger, who last night agreed a contract extension, coming in for Martin Skrtel. Albert Riera is the other change, replacing Fernando Torres who does not make the bench.
The Liverpool team in full: Reina, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Carragher, Agger, Mascherano, Alonso, Kuyt, Benayoun, Gerrard, Riera. Subs: Cavalieri, Skrtel, Ngog, Dossena, Babel, Lucas, El Zhar.
The Dutchman has been struggling with a groin injury but, according to the Sunday Mirror, he looks set to feature at the Emirates on Tuesday night, as Arsene Wenger’s side look to overturn a 1-0 deficit.
The Gunner has missed the last three weeks of the season, including the first leg at Old Trafford, which United won 1-0, but is close to fitness and is expected to start the vital game.
His return will be warmly welcomed by Arsenal, who looked short of options in attack at Old Trafford, with Emmanuel Adebayor toiling up front on his own.
The Dutchman has been in fine form for Arsenal this season, having netted nine Premier League goals and hitting four more in the Champions League.
Indeed, with Andrey Arshavin ineligible for the clash and Eduardo injured, van Persie’s return could not be more timely.
However, whilst Arsenal will be boosted by their striker's return, they do still have problems in defence.
The Sunday Mirror claims that Gael Clichy will definitely miss the game, meaning Kieran Gibbs will deputise once again, whilst former United defender Mikael Silvestre is also a doubt.
Gill Clark, Goal.com
I kinda expected Clichy to still be out, but I'm just so happy that RVP looks like he's seriously on the mend. It was so obvious last CL game that we really miss him for the big games when he's not there. I'm just so pleased.
for all of barca supporters,el clasico was an amazing game, every player made a great game,but we must all admit and recognize the awesomeness of puyi,our captain is incredible,so lets count the ways puyol is awesome