Johnson returns for Napoli clash

03 November 2010 06:00
Defender Glen Johnson is set to make his return in Liverpool's Europa League Group K tie at home to Napoli after missing the last four matches with a thigh problem. Manager Roy Hodgson has promised to field a strong side - although he refused to say whether Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres would play - having earned a creditable goalless draw in Italy a fortnight ago. However, he is definitely missing Dirk Kuyt (ankle), Fabio Aurelio (groin) and Joe Cole (hamstring), while Daniel Agger has travelled to London to see a specialist about his calf injury. Ryan Babel (rib) has trained but second-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones is absent.

Source: PA