Football

Gerrard could be rested

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth-round visit of Bolton tomorrow morning (Singapore time).

With a must-win League Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea about 72 hours later, the 34-year-old, who missed last Saturday's 2-0 win at Aston Villa with a tight hamstring, is likely to 
be benched.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed 17-year-old midfielder Jordan Rossiter will be involved in some capacity, while defender Glen Johnson, midfielder Joe Allen and striker Mario Balotelli all returned to training this week.

However, Daniel Sturridge is still not ready to return from the thigh problem that has ruled him out since September.

Rodgers also insisted that he wants Johnson and Lucas Leiva to extend their stay at Anfield.

With Gerrard joining Los Angeles Galaxy after his contract ends in the summer, Rodgers is adamant that he does not want to lose any more senior players. - Wire Services.