FC Utrecht News
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt believes his striker partnership with Fernando Torres has a future despite the pair drawing a blank in the goalless Europa League draw in Utrecht.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson felt his side earned a good point despite a disappointing performance in their goalless Europa League draw in Utrecht.
Striker Fernando Torres will start his first Europa League match of the season as Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson named his strongest available side to face Utrecht at the Stadion Galgenwaard.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson insists he places no more significance on the Europa League now than he did before last week's embarrassing Carling Cup exit.
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is set to make his first Europa League appearance of the season on Thursday but captain Steven Gerrard has not made the trip to Utrecht.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits their poor away record in Europe means their Europa League tie against Utrecht is still very much alive despite a 2-0 win at Parkhead on Thursday night.
FC Utrecht will play in next year's Europa League after they completed a thumping second-leg victory over 10-man Roda JC in their play-off at Nieuw Golgewaard.
FC Utrecht have snapped up Tommy Oar, Michael Zullo and Adam Sarota from Brisbane Roar after the Australian trio impressed during a two-week stint at the Dutch club.
Groningen and NAC Breda reached the final of the Dutch playoffs for a Europa League place with 4-0 victories against Utrecht and Feyenoord respectively on Thursday.
FC Utrecht have sacked coach Willem van Hanegem.