Sport Andrei Yarmolenko celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner

Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

Benitez set to ask Torres to play through the pain

Rafael Benitez has indicated that the discomfort Fernando Torres experienced after his performance against Lyons last week has receded, allowing him to "carry on with the pain" against Birmingham City at Anfield tonight.

Benitez to quell crisis by focusing on league

Liverpool manager knows top-four finish can deflect heat from European failings

Ian Herbert: Europa League would be no disaster for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard will take some convincing that the Europa League has any merits. He once described its predecessor, the Uefa Cup, as "nothing special, an ugly kid brother compared to the handsome Champions League."

Late Lyon equaliser denies Liverpool win

Lyon 1 Liverpool 1

Gerrard 'devastated' by Alonso exit

Steven Gerrard was "devastated" when Xabi Alonso left Liverpool and admits the Reds have missed the Spaniard.

Liverpool face test of squad and character

Benitez must juggle depleted resources to achieve another backs-to-the-wall victory

Benitez can only call on team spirit for £20m tie

Manager prepares to 'walk through the storm' as injury-hit Liverpool fight for European survival

Benitez hoping for injury lift

Rafael Benitez will assess the condition of his walking wounded today before flying to France for the crunch Champions League clash with Lyon.

Gerrard ruled out of Lyons return

Liverpool today head out towards their date with destiny in Lyons minus captain Steven Gerrard, and with Fernando Torres unlikely to play 90 minutes as he is carrying a hernia sustained on international duty early last month.

Gerrard ruled out of crucial Champions League tie

Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League trip to Lyon, but striker Fernando Torres will be on the plane that heads for France tomorrow.

Sam Wallace: Benitez the forward-thinker must stop overlooking clear and present dangers

Liverpool's season hung in the balance, but the fervour for strategy gripped Benitez again

Liverpool injuries add to pressure on Benitez

Gerrard and Torres head casualty list as manager struggles to plan for key Champions League tie in Lyons

Lucas: 'The boos at Anfield were my worst moment'

A year since the lowest point of his career, Lucas is still struggling to win over many Liverpool fans, despite his recent form. He tells Sam Wallace about Alonso's departure and how Benitez helps him in the bad times

Gerrard joins Johnson and Aquilani on sick list

Liverpool captain could require surgery next week on persistent groin injury

Gerrard causing concern for Benitez

Steven Gerrard's long-term fitness holds the key to what Liverpool can still achieve this season.

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