Gerrard fit to face Lyon but Torres is out

Liverpool will welcome back talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard for tonight's crucial Champions League match against Lyon. However, Fernando Torres is set to miss the game after failing to recover from an injury that he picked up on international duty with Spain.

England midfielder Gerrard trained with the Liverpool squad for the first time since the international break much to the delight of Reds manager Rafa Benitez: "Steven is fit. He has been training so hopefully he will be available tomorrow," he said. "It is important as we have had some problems with injuries since the start of the season, so having Gerrard fit is a big boost for us."

Benitez is also hoping that Torres will have recovered in time to take on Manchester United this coming Sunday: "Torres is still not ready. Hopefully, he will be for the weekend, but not for this game," the Spaniard told reporters.

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