Liverpool seems to be difficult to meet the target of winning the away game Champions League group stage against Lyon on Wednesday (4 / 11). Some of the pillars of their players, including captain Steven Gerrard, absent in this action because of injury.

Gerrard's groin injury and may be operated in the near future. Other players are also injured and likely was not revealed midfielder Albert Riera, defender Martin Kelly and Martin Skrtel. Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani is expected to fill the midfield is also in doubt due to stricken ill readiness.

"Gerrard is not going to Lyon. His condition is not possible," said manager Rafa Benitez over the club website. "Aquilani got a virus, and still rather weak. Let's wait until Wednesday of its development," added Benitez.

Mainstay striker Fernando Torres is also reportedly not in fit condition. According to Benitez, Torres suffered a calf muscle disorders. However, he'll injected painkillers so he could play. "We do not have much choice, so Fernando will still play," Benitez said.

As for Riera, Kelly and Skrtel, the coach said the players certainly will not be installed as the starter.

Liverpool have to win away games this if you want to uncover opportunities to perdelapan final round. Because of the three games, they just collect the results from 3 points win over Debrecen once and lost to Lyon and Fiorentina.

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