Captain Steven Gerrard has been named in Liverpool's squad for their Champions League trip to Real Madrid after missing almost three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The inspirational midfielder tore a hamstring in his left leg in his side's FA Cup fourth-round defeat by city rivals Everton on February 4 and had been a doubt for Wednesday's last-16 first-leg encounter with the Spanish champions.
"Steven will be in the squad. He was okay in training this morning," Benitez told the club's website on Monday.
"It was a special training session so we were not testing him one hundred percent, but he trained okay so we will see."
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