By Emma Sanders
Liverpool have been handed a boost ahead of their clash against Watford as James Milner is expected to return to the starting line-up, according to a report.
The vice-captain was forced to sit out Liverpool’s 4-2 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday through illness but he is expected to return this weekend.
Milner has recovered from a virus and will return to full training on Tuesday morning as the players regroup following Saturday’s victory, according to The Liverpool Echo.
Alberto Moreno filled in for Milner against Palace as the former England international was advised not to travel, but Moreno is expected to be dropped this Sunday.
The Spanish left-back had not started a league game since the opening fixture against Arsenal.
Milner, a right-sided midfielder by trade, has grown into the left-back role well since it was given to him by Jurgen Klopp, despite fans’ concerns.
The 30-year-old had started every league game except the 4-3 victory against Arsenal prior to missing Saturday’s fixture.
Liverpool and Milner have been in excellent form so far this season and currently sit level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table.
They have not lost a game since their shocking 2-0 defeat against Burnley back in August and have already faced rivals, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.