Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Mascherano back for Liverpool

Liverpool will have Javier Mascherano back in their squad for tomorrow's opening Champions League group E clash with Hungarian champions Debrecen at Anfield.

Mascherano missed Saturday's 4-0 win over Burnley after picking up a pelvic injury while on World Cup duty with Argentina, and he did not return from South America until Sunday following tests on the problem.

But the midfielder has been declared fit, and is expected to figure in a side that, says manager Rafael Benitez, does not have any other injury problems, apart from long term absentees Daniel Agger and Alberto Aquilani.

Liverpool provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Dossena, Insua, Kyrgiakos, Derby, Gerrard, Riera, Benayoun, Mascherano, Lucas, Spearing, Torres, Voronin, Kuyt, Babel, Ngog, Kelly, Cavalieri.

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