Liverpool In With A Sterling Chance

Raheem in action...

Liverpool travel to the Czech Republic tomorrow for their first knockout stage clash of the Europa League against Sparta Prague. Youngster Raheem Sterling who has only just turned 16 has been named within the squad and should he make an appearance he will break the record currently held by Jack Robinson as the youngest ever player to play in Red for the first team.

Captain Steven Gerrard has not travelled, it is believed he was too much of a risk and is being saved for our next Premier League tie when he will hopefully be back to full fitness.

Also unavailable is Daniel Agger who picked up an injury whilst on international duty for Denmark. Jay Spearing is back in training but still not available to start.

Jonjo Shelvey it has been revealed will be out for some time after an injury to his knee. Andy Carroll has also been back in training and although he will not feature in the game, Dalglish is taking the Geordie boy on the plane so that he can feel a part of the squad, i personally think that's a grand idea.

Sparta Prague are currently second within their national league with forwards Vaclav Kadlec and Leonard Kweuke helping the side along. They have 19 goals between them and will be the main threats for Liverpool tomorrow.

After dropping out of the Champions League, Sparta Prague, even after some poor results will have gained some good experience this season from being in the competition. Formidable oppositions will mean they know exactly what to expect when facing a side like Liverpool.

For the Reds tomorrow a win would be fantastic but of course with Anfield in our back pocket for the return leg a draw would also be a good result. I can't see Dalglish setting up defensively in his first European match back in charge though really can you?