Torres goes Dutch but Gerrard out

Fernando Torres is in Liverpool’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Utrecht, but Steven Gerrard will not travel to Holland.

Gerrard and defender Daniel Agger are the two notable absentees from Roy Hodgson’s 20-man squad for the clash at the 24,500-capacity Stadion Galgenwaard.

Agger’s absence leaves Hodgson with a major selection headache at left-back, with Paul Konchesky and Fabio Aurelio already missing through injury.

Torres, who is struggling to find his top form, has been included in the squad after being rested for the opening Group K win over Steaua Bucharest.

Dirk Kuyt is also included against his former club after coming through Saturday’s draw with Sunderland unscathed following a shoulder problem.