The Reds must win in Italy to be sure of qualifying for the knockout stages, although they could still go through even if they don’t, so Gerrard was set to play.
The Reds skipper will not travel with the squad to Italy though as he is suffering with illness so he won’t be risked.
Luis Suarez will travel to Italy, and could start a European away game for the first time, but he will miss the clash at West Ham on Sunday as he is suspended after picking up five yellow cards in the Premier League.
Colchester will hand late fitness tests to Ryan Jackson and Brandon Comley prior to their clash with Yeovil.
Arsenal secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League following their 3-1 defeat of AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Danny Welbeck scored twice against AC Milan to toast his England recall by sending Arsenal into the last eight of the Europa League.
Ipswich striker Joe Garner will not play again this season after it emerged he suffered a fractured skull against Sheffield United last week.