Gerrard blow for Reds


Liverpool's hopes of progress in the Europa League have been hit with the news that Steven Gerrard will miss the clash with Udinese.

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.