Steaua Bucharest v Liverpool preview

Team news for Thursday night's Europa League clash between Steaua Bucharest and Liverpool (kick-off 6pm GMT).

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Cole: Set to return

Cole: Set to return

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Midfielder Joe Cole is set to make his first appearance for five weeks in Liverpool's Europa League tie away to Steaua Bucharest.

The England international has been sidelined by a hamstring injury but will take his place in a weakened side.

Steven Gerrard (hamstring) and Jamie Carragher (shoulder) are unavailable while Dirk Kuyt, Raul Meireles, Fernando Torres, Paul Konchesky, Glen Johnson and Maxi Rodriguez have been rested.

Reserve-team youngsters Jack Robinson and John Flanagan, in the squad for the first time, have also travelled.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Kelly, Wilson, Kyrgiakos, Aurelio, Lucas, Poulsen, Shelvey, Cole, Jovanovic, Babel, Jones, Hansen, Skrtel, Eccleston, Ngog, Pacheco, Robinson, Flanagan.

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