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Roy Hodgson Leaves Gerrard And Torres Out Of European Squad

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has made it clear that this weekend’s fixture against Blackburn is a priority.

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Liverpool squad to face Napoli: Reina, Jones, Hansen, Konchesky, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Wilson, Carragher, Kelly, Spearing, Poulsen, Shelvey, Maxi, Babel, Jovanovic, Pacheco, Eccleston, Cole, Ngog.

With his latest squad announcement, Roy Hodgson has made it clear that the Premier League remains a priority for his under-performing Liverpool side, by leaving out his two star men.

Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard have been left at home for the trip to Napoli, along with the unavailable Daniel Agger (illness), Glen Johnson (quad) and Dirk Kuyt (ankle). Lucas has also been rested.

Is this the right decision? Liverpool are in desperate need of a win against a tricky Napoli side in order to boost morale, but Hodgson has made it quite clear that for now, the Europa League campaign comes second in his thoughts.

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