Utrecht v Liverpool preview

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is set to make his first Europa

League appearance of the season but captain Steven Gerrard has not

made the trip to Holland. Gerrard and defender Daniel Agger are the

only two senior players left at home as manager Roy Hodgson names a

strong squad for their second Group K fixture. Agger’s absence,

coupled with Paul Konchesky’s hamstring injury and Fabio Aurelio’s

on-going Achilles tendon problem, means Martin Kelly is likely to

be forced into action as an emergency left-back. Holland forward

Dirk Kuyt, who made a comeback from a shoulder injury at the

weekend, is set to face his former club. Liverpool (from): Reina,

Johnson, Skrtel, Carragher, Kelly, Poulsen, Lucas, Meireles, Kuyt,

Cole, Torres, Jones, Kyrgiakos, Shelvey, Rodriguez, Spearing,

Babel, Jovanovic, Eccleston, Ngog.