Liverpool v Wigan team news: Reina returns

Pepe Reina returns. Photo: PA

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is set to return for Saturday's visit of Wigan after a five-week injury absence.

The Spain international has recovered from a hamstring injury and is likely to replace Brad Jones, who has deputised in the last four league matches.

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is fit after a thigh problem forced him out of the England squad this week while centre-backs Daniel Agger (groin) and Martin Skrtel (illness) are expected to be included.

Wigan have winger Ryo Miyaichi back available for the visit to Anfield.Miyaichi, on loan from Arsenal, has not been involved in the last five games due to a pubic injury but is now training with the group again.James McArthur, who has been sidelined recently by a dead leg, is a doubt, while fellow midfielder Albert Crusat (knee) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) are not yet ready to return.

Provisional squads

*Liverpool: *Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Suso, Suarez, Sterling, Jones, Wisdom, Carragher, Coates, Shelvey, Henderson, Downing, Assaidi.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Pollitt, Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa, Beausejour, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Maloney, Kone, Boselli, Gomez, Watson, Jones, McManaman, Fyvie, Lopez, Stam, Di Santo, Miyaichi.