Hodgson considers Liverpool frontliners for Utrecht clash

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is considering playing his frontliners against Europa League opponents Utrecht.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is considering playing his frontliners against Europa League opponents Utrecht.

Hodgson is pondering playing the trio in our second Europa League encounter later this week.

"It's on my mind to play Torres, Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt on Thursday," he said. "I think they're knitting together well.

"I thought Torres was much, much different (against Sunderland) to the one in the first couple of games.

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"People wanted to see his best the moment he stepped back on to the field after the World Cup, but I said he needed games, he needed time.

"He was unlucky not to score one of the goals of the month, with that magnificent control and volley that was inaccurately ruled out for offside.

"It was only Meireles' second start and there was another start for Joe Cole. There are moments giving me satisfaction but I know it's a big job and I can't just wave a magic wand and Liverpool will suddenly dominate English football again. But there were a lot of pleasing factors."

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