Can Liverpool End Group Stages On A High?
I'd like to see Pacheco tomorrow night...
Utrecht are making the journey to Anfield for tomorrow night's final group stage fixture of the Europa League. With Liverpool already through to the knockout stages, all that remains to be decided is whether the Reds can top the group or not. Liverpool of course could actually lose and still finish first in the group but it all depends on Steaua's result and how many goals they score.
The Reds however will not want to lose and go out on a low. Especially after last weekends terrible loss to Newcastle, full side or not they will surely want to provide some entertainment for the fans and be victorious against Utrecht.
A nice gesture from new owners John Henry & Co also means that kids get in free tomorrow night and the prices of adult tickets have been slashed too.
Still injured for Liverpool are Carragher, Gerrard, Agger and Spearing. David Ngog also suffered in a clash with Kyrgiakos at the weekend and had to receive stitches above his eye so he may not be utilised.
I doubt Fernando Torres will start either with Roy perhaps wanting to keep him in shape for next weekend. Everyone has probably already guessed that the side will feature some of the B team as it were. I expect to see Kelly and Poulsen and it would be nice to see Pacheco actually with the possibility of Torres and Ngog not playing.
Our last meeting with Utrecht ended in a rather uneventful 0-0 draw so let's hope we can get some goals in the net this time around. Utrecht don't really have too much to play for other than pride and didn't look very threatening last time anyway so it should be an achievable task for the Reds.
***Update*** - Torres is set to start against Utrecht (link).