Torres starts vs Real

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Fernando Torres has recovered from an ankle injury to start tonight’s Champions League match with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Fellow Spaniard Alvaro Arbeloa has also shaken off an injury and Rafa Benitez is able to name an almost full strength side except for the suspended Albert Riera.

Riera is replaced by Ryan Babel on the left of midfield.

Real Madrid start with attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder ahead of Marcelo in the only change for them from the first leg.

Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Mascherano, Alonso, Kuyt, Gerrard, Babel, Torres
Subs: Cavalieri, Hyypia, Dossena, Ngog, Lucas, Spearing, Kelly

Real Madrid: Casillas, Ramos, Cannavaro, Pepe, Heinze, Robben, Lassana Diarra, Gago, Sneijder, Raul, Higuain
Subs: Dudek, Saviola, Marcelo, Guti, Metzelder, Miguel Torres, Van der Vaart

We’ll have full text updates throughout the match here on This Is Anfield.

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