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Torres out of Lyon match

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Fernando Torres has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League clash with Lyon at Anfield on Tuesday.

But skipper Steven Gerrard is back to lead the side in a match the Reds dare not lose if they are to retain a realistic chances of reaching the last 16.

Torres missed Saturday's defeat at Sunderland with a groin injury, and did not train on Monday at Liverpool's Melwood complex.

Gerrard, who also missed the 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light, did train and will take his place against the French side.

Boss Rafael Benitez said: "Gerrard is now fine, he has trained normally and will play against Lyon.

"But Fernando is not close enough to fitness to be considered. He will miss this one but I hope he will be OK to play against Manchester United next weekend."

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