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Johnson returns for Napoli clash

03 Nov 2010 18:00:15

Johnson returns for Napoli clash

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.


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