Liverpool squad arrive in Budapest

Liverpool have arrived in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Debrecen.

Rafa Benitez has taken an 18 man squad, with most notable absentees being Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel, who are struggling with injuries.

The squad that did travel is: Pepe Reina, Diego Cavalieri, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Emiliano Insua, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, Andrea Dossena, Alberto Aquilani, Steven Gerrard, Yossi Benayoun, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Leiva, Jay Spearing, Dirk Kuyt, David Ngog.

The Reds must beat Debrecen and hope that Fiorentina slip up against Lyon in Florence.

But Benitez has urged his players to forget about what is happening in Fiorentina’s game and concentrate on the job in hand – getting three points against Debrecen.

He said on the Reds’ departure from John Lennon Airport, “The message has to be to just concentrate on our game. We will know, maybe we’ll have some information, but we have to focus on our job.

“A lot depends on Fiorentina and Lyon, but the main thing for us is to concentrate on our game and see what happens.

“We have to prepare our game because we don’t have any influence over the other one. If we can do our job and win, we’ll see.

“I think we can do it. We have some players coming back from injury, so hopefully with a bit of luck we can progress.

“It’s football, so you never know. We’ll see if we can keep going in the Champions League.”

Debrecen vs Liverpool gets underway at 7.45pm tomorrow night.