Liverpool captain Gerrard fit to face Marseille

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is available to play against Olympique Marseille in their Champions League Group D match after recovering from a groin injury, manager Rafa Benitez said on Tuesday. Speaking ahead of Wednesday's match at Anfield, Benitez told the club's website: "He (Gerrard) was training and is available. "He could start and I think he could play 90 minutes, but in the end that depends on the player during the game." Gerrard tore the adductor magnus muscle in his right leg against Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League on November 15. The midfielder missed England's 2-1 victory over Germany last week and Liverpool's game at home to Fulham on Saturday. Liverpool, who suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by Marseille at the same stage last season, are second in Group D and victory at Anfield would put them through to the last 16.