Fernando Torres, who likes playing against Fulham, should recover from a knee complaint to face Roy Hodgson’s side on Sunday.

The Spaniard fired Liverpool into the Europa League semi-finals with a brace against Benfica last night but was taken off in the closing stages. He had ice applied to his knee again, as he did at Birmingham at the weekend, but the problem is not believed to be serious.

Rafa Benitez could be without the injured Emiliano Insua and will certainly miss Fabio Auerlio but could persist with playing Dan Agger at left back after he impressed against Benfica.