Rafa hopeful over Mascherano
Last Updated: September 29, 2009 7:59am
Mascherano: Hamstring problem
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is hopeful Javier Mascherano will be fit to face Chelsea this weekend.
Mascherano has been ruled out of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League trip to Fiorentina after picking up a hamstring problem in training.
Benitez believes the injury is not too serious and is hopeful the Argentine will recover in time for Sunday's big game at Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports 1 & HD1.
"He was shooting in training and felt something in his hamstring," said Benitez.
"He went to see the doctor straight away and we found he had a small problem in his hamstring.
"It could be two or three days, but we are not sure.
"It is not a problem because I think we can manage with Stevie or another player. To lose a player like Javier is not good. But we will find solutions, whether it is with Gerrard or someone else."