Line-up vs Debrecen: Johnson returns

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Liverpool welcome back right-back Glen Johnson for tonight’s must win Champions League encounter with Debrecen in Hungary.

Johnson has struggled with injury for around a month now after a muscle problem picked up whilst on international duty with England last month.

Fabio Aurelio also returns for the Reds, likely to play a midfield role with Emiliano Insua named at left-back. Martin Skrtel drops to the bench after Daniel Agger passed a late fitness test to partner Jamie Carragher in central defence.

Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard support Liverpool’s attack with David Ngog up front.

Yossi Benayoun and Alberto Aquilani are on the bench and are the Reds’ only creative options.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Mascherano, Lucas, Aurelio, Kuyt, Gerrard, Ngog.
Subs: Cavalieri, Spearing, Dossena, Aquilani, Benayoun, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel.

Debrecen: Poleksic, Bodnar, Meszaros, Mijadinoski, Fodor, Szelesi, Kiss, Szakaly, Czvitkovics, Laczko, Rudolf.
Subs: Pantic, Ramos, Dombi, Komlosi, Bernath, Varga, Coulibaly.

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)

Kick-off in Budapest is 7.45pm.

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