Nasri hopes to be ready for Liverpool

November 30, 2007

France playmaker Samir Nasri should be fit for Marseille's crunch Champions League clash against Liverpool.

The midfielder hobbled off the field after 23 minutes of Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Besiktas, and an MRI scan 24 hours later confirmed he had sprained his ankle.

The 20-year-old will miss Saturday's Ligue 1 match at Lille and is a doubt for the league game against Monaco a week later.

But he should be ready to return to first-team action when Liverpool visit the Stade Velodrome on December 11 in the Group A qualification decider.