20 Oct 2009

Torres won't play for Liverpool against Lyon

9:53 am on 20 October 2009

Liverpool will be without striker Fernando Torres for Wednesday's European Champions League clash with Olympique Lyon at Anfield but midfielder Steven Gerrard is expected to be fit.

Torres and Gerrard both missed the weekend's 1-0 league defeat at Sunderland, the club's third consecutive loss, a run that included a 2-0 defeat at Fiorentina in the Champions League.

Gerrard, who like Torres picked up a groin injury while on international duty last week, has trained with the Liverpool squad.