Tom Liberatore is on track to make his return against Fremantle, says senior coach Luke Beveridge.

The vice-captain was placed in concussion protocols following the loss to Essendon, needing to get through Wednesday’s training session unscathed to be considered for the Saturday night clash at Optus Stadium.

“Libba’s good. He’ll train today and hopefully get through the session, so he should be available so we might be able to find some room for him,” Beveridge told media on Wednesday morning.


“Obviously everyone understands if Libba is available, he plays and he becomes that central figure in the contest and at the stoppage in a way.

“We’ll work around that and we'll share the time through there. Again though, it'll just be a bit of a different mix.”

Beveridge has also reminded his group to be ready for a fiery Fremantle, particularly after a shock loss to West Coast in last week’s Derby.

“They probably didn't have their best game last week, but you know West Coast were pretty impressive - when we played West Coast, we had a margin but our boys worked extremely hard for that,” he said.

“I thought (West Coast’s) competitiveness and their approach to the game - if they can keep it up, they're going to challenge a few sides and as it turns out, have won their last two.

“Fremantle confronted that, but prior to that they've been pretty good, obviously losing a couple of close ones and winning their first three. I don't think they've been inconsistent, they just didn't probably have the week that they were after last week.

“We just expect them to be similar to Essendon - coming off their week after they didn't have the best second-half against Port Adelaide. We didn't do too well against them a couple of weeks ago.

“The circumstances aren't dissimilar with probably the scrutiny in WA after the loss in the Derby, Fremantle will come out breathing fire. We have got to expect that and have got to be at our best.

“It’ll be a great contest on a weekend that celebrates the Anzacs, the Diggers and all our great people who've gone before us and have laid the foundations - through conflict - for our nation.”

The first bounce will be at 7.40pm AEST (5.40pm AWST local time) and streamed free-to-air on Channel 7.