Liverpool rocked as skipper Gerrard is ruled out of crunch Chelsea clash
14 April 2009 06:54
Liverpool will have to beat Chelsea without their inspirational skipper Steven Gerrard tonight.
The Reds midfielder has failed to recover from a groin injury that left him a serious doubt for the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.
Gerrard has not even been named among the substitutes for the game in which Liverpool need to win at least 3-1 to have any chance of progressing to the last four.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Alex, Carvalho, A Cole, Essien, Ballack, Lampard, Kalou, Malouda, Drogba.
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Skrtel, Carragher, Aurelio, Mascherano, Alonso, Lucas, Benayoun, Kuyt, Torres.