Liverpool v Napoli preview

03 November 2010 04:17
Team news for Thursday night's Europa League clash between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield, kick-off 8.05pm.

Defender Glen Johnson is set to make his return for the Group K tie at home to the Italian side 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 tomorrow.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Krygiakos, Konchesky, Poulsen, Lucas, Gerrard, Rodriguez, Ngog, Jovanovic, Hansen, Spearing, Shelvey, Kelly, Babel, Eccleston.

Source: Team_Talk