Skrtel set to miss Zenit clash
Martin Skrtel looks set to miss tonight’s crucial Europa League Round of 32 second leg tie with Zenit St. Petersburg.
The defender missed training with a knee injury, while Fabio Borini is out for the rest of the season following a clash with defender Kyle Bartley in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday.
The Reds must overturn a two goal deficit if they are to make the last sixteen of the competition, and Brendon Rodgers has called on supported to recreate the magical atmosphere of Anfield’s European nights of the past.
With Daniel Sturridge cup tied, the goal scoring onus will be on top scorer Luis Suarez, who is set to lead the line.
The Uruguayan was taken off with twelve minutes remaining on Sunday with tonight’s fixture in mind, and will hope to add to the two goals he has in the competition so far this season.
Elswhere, Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike has told Sky Sports of his dream of one day scoring in front of the Kop.
The Spartak Moscow striker, who was top scorer on route to winning the recent Africa Cup of Nations, has been linked with a £7 million move to Anfield in the summer.