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Liverpool rocked as skipper Gerrard is ruled out of crunch Chelsea clash
Published : 14 Apr 2009 18:54:37
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. Teams: 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.