Line-up vs Trabzonspor: Cole and Poulsen start

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Summer signings Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen start in midfield tonight for Liverpool as they take on Trabzonspor in Turkey in the Europa League qualifier.

The Reds take a 1-0 lead into tonight’s game thanks to Ryan Babel’s strike on the stroke of half time in last week’s first meeting between the two teams at Anfield.

David N’gog gets the nod up front with Hodgson reverting to a 4-5-1 formation, with Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard not having traveled with the squad.

There’s also starts for Stephen Darby and Fabio Aurelio, who left then returned to the club this summer.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Kelly, Kyrgiakos, Carragher, Aurelio, Lucas, Poulsen, Kuyt, Cole, Ngog. Subs: Gulacsi, Pacheco, Babel, Spearing, Shelvey, Skrtel, Eccleston.

The game gets underway at 6.30pm. Check our forums for live streams and in-match discussion.

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