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Mascherano out of Liverpool`s trip to Fiorentina

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 13:31

London: Midfielder Javier Mascherano will miss Liverpool`s Champions League clash with Fiorentina on Tuesday with a tight hamstring, the Premier League club said.

The Argentine was not part of the 18-man squad that travelled to Italy for the Group E encounter.

Fellow midfielder Yossi Benayoun is in the squad although he suffered a leg injury during Liverpool`s 6-1 defeat of Hull City on Saturday and is doubtful.
Liverpool beat Hungarian newcomers Debrecen 1-0 in their first group match, with Dirk Kuyt scoring the winner and the Dutchman said Liverpool would take heart from their previous trip to Italy when they beat Inter Milan 1-0.

"That was a great night in the San Siro, I enjoyed every minute of it and hopefully we can do the same against Fiorentina," he told Liverpool`s website.
"It will be great if we can win in Florence and get six points from the first two games. It would give us more confidence ahead of the other group games."

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 13:31

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