Duo return for Reds

Duo return for Reds

Striker Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard return to Liverpool’s starting line-up as manager Roy Hodgson restores his strongest side for the trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

The pair were left out of yesterday’s Europa League victory as Hodgson made eight changes and he likely to effect a similar number at Old Trafford.

Joe Cole will play only his second Barclays Premier League match of the season after serving a three-game ban.

Provisional squad: Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Konchesky, Lucas, Poulsen, Cole, Rodriguez, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Torres, Jones, Meireles, Pacheco, Babel, Ngog, Krygiakos.

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