With the build-up dominated by speculation over whether a certain Spaniard would make a dramatic homecoming this week, rather overlooked has been the fact that Atleti will be without their own superstar striker as Sergio Aguero sits out through suspension.
Young midfielder Ignacio Camacho is still some way short of full fitness, but Tomas Ujfalusi and Luis Perea are available once more in defence.
El Nino will play no further part this season nor will Maxi Rodriguezn, who left Atleti only in January - is ineligible for the Reds' Europa League campaign.
Defenders Fabio Aurelio and Emiliano Insua (both thigh), Martin Skrtel (foot) and Martin Kelly (knee) are out injured, but Ryan Babel returns after serving a ban for his red card at Benfica in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Kuyt, Lucas, Mascherano, Benayoun, Gerrard, Ngog. Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Degen, El Zhar, Ayala, Pacheco, Babel.
p/s: Come on you Redmen !!!!
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Friday, April 23, 2010 exactly at pukul - 2:14 AM