FC Gomel v Liverpool: Match Preview

02 August 2012 06:28
Five-time European champions Liverpool take on unknown Belarus outfit FC Gomel for their first Europa League qualifier and Brendan Rogers knows this will be the first serious test for his new side.

Liverpool are barely into their pre-season fitness programme and have had some stars back in training for barely a week.

Andy Carroll, sits out the trip due to a groin strain, admid speculation surrounding his Anfield future, while new signing Fabio Borini could participate.

Luis Suarez and Craig Bellamy are out of contention due to Olympic duties.

Provisional Liverpool squad: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Spearing, Gerrard, Shelvey, Henderson, Downing, Borini, Doni, Kelly, Flanagan, Sterling.

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Source: DSG