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Torres and Aquilani set to feature

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Fernando Torres and Alberto Aquilani are poised to be included as Liverpool complete their miserable Champions League campaign at home to already-qualified Fiorentina on Wednesday evening.

Spain striker Torres is set to return from a groin injury and Italian midfielder Aquilani is poised to start for the first time. Reports from Italy suggested Aquilani was becoming frustrated at his lack of playing time, with his father claiming he has been fully recovered from his knee injury for over a month.

"Aquilani was a little surprised to hear critical comments supposedly from his father on why he was not playing here - he does not believe they are accurate," said Benitez.

"He understands why he has not played much yet, he has not been fit and now needs match fitness.

"He needs to get used to the English game and it would have been a risk to play him in such tough games as at Everton and Blackburn.

"But we are out of the Champions League, he can play against Fiorentina and get used to things better without so much pressure.

"We can now see how he will react."

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