Let’s build from the back – Johnson
Debrecen figured in
Despite those results,
The Ewood Park club marched into the Carling Cup semi-finals against
Rovers boss Sam Allardyce missed that one as he continued his recovery from minor heart surgery, but he will be back in the dugout against
But England full-back Johnson says: “We have had two clean sheets on the spin now and hopefully we have got a platform to build on when we go to
“We know that we haven’t been picking up the results that people associated with this club expect, but there was no better place to start picking up points than at Goodison Park last weekend.
“Now we want to get on a good run. The next game is all that we can worry about but we want to be pushing up the table and hopefully we have made a start.”
And boss Rafael Benitez has revealed that Fernando Torres could make his comeback from injury at
In a match that will be skipper Steven Gerrard’s 500th game for the club, should he play,
Torres is close to returning to full training after treatment for a serious groin injury and will be given every chance of taking on
However, Torres has improved this week – the final period of a three-week recuperation programme – and Benitez will make a late decision before deciding whether to select him for the trip to Ewood Park.
Benitez says: “The feedback we had about Torres is very positive and he was feeling good.
“We will see how he is in the next training sessions, but it seems as though things are going well.”