UEFA Europa League Live Blog: Liverpool Vs. Steaua Bucharest

David JacobsCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Maximiliano Rodriguez of Liverpool in action during the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match beteween Liverpool and Trabzonspor at Anfield on August 19, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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This is my first live blog, so please be gentle with me.

Roy Hodgson won't be able to play this game with a full deck tonight as Liverpool's star players, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, have been omitted from the squad ahead of their clash with Romanian team Steaua Bucuresti. It will be interesting to see how Liverpool make-do without them.

Follow the juicy bits with me as they happen on my TV.

Maxi Rodriguez and Paul Konchesky keep their place on Liverpool's starting 11 tonight.
The full squad list is as follows:

 

Liverpool

 Reina, Kelly, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Konchesky, Spearing, Meireles, Maxi, Cole, Babel, Ngog

Subs: Jones, Johnson, Pacheco, Lucas, Carragher, Shelvey, Eccleston

 

Steaua Bucuresti

 Tatarusanu, Emeghara, Abrudan, Geraldo, Latovlevici, Radut, Angelov, Bicfalvi, Tanase, Stancu, Kapetanos

Subs: Lungu, Gardos, Nicolita, Gomes, Surdu, Eder, Apostol

 

Referee

 Cesar Muniz Fernandez (Spain)

 

My prediction: 2-1, Liverpool. Cole and N'gog will most likely score a goal each.


Enjoy the game.