Liverpool v FC Utrecht preview

Team news for Wednesday night's Europa League clash between Liverpool and FC Utrecht at Anfield (kick-off 8.05pm).

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Reina: Will start for Liverpool

Reina: Will start for Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is set to spring a surprise and name a relatively strong squad, despite having already qualified as Group K winners.

Goalkeeper Jose Reina will start while forwards Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt and defender Glen Johnson are all likely to feature.

Captain Steven Gerrard has still not recovered from a hamstring injury sustained on England duty last month and remains a doubt for Saturday's Premier League visit of Fulham.

Striker David Ngog is unlikely to be risked after sustaining a cut to his face in the defeat to Newcastle while left-back Paul Konchesky rests a minor knock.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Kelly, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Aurelio, Shelvey, Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Pacheco, Babel, Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Kuyt, Torres, Eccleston, Robinson, Flanagan.

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