Liverpool v Gomel
- KO 20:05
8 August 2012 Last updated at 18:25 GMT
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Europa League third qualifying round, second leg
- Venue: Anfield
- Date: Thursday 9 August
- Kick-off: 20:05 BST
Luis Suarez could make a rapid return for Liverpool just days after finishing his Olympic duties with Uruguay.
Suarez, who has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield, may figure in the Europa League third qualifying round second-leg tie with Gomel on Thursday.
Stewart Downing's goal in Belarus means Liverpool lead 1-0 after last week's first leg.
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Keeper Jose Reina may also feature after missing the first leg following a delayed return for pre-season training.
Suarez played for Uruguay as recently as 1 August, the former Ajax striker featuring for his country in a 1-0 defeat to Great Britain in Cardiff.
Meanwhile, Lucas Leiva admits it will be "a special moment" should he be included against Gomel, Brendan Rodgers' first competitive game in charge at home.
The Brazilian midfielder, 25, saw his season cut-short when he suffered a serious knee injury last November.
But Lucas is set for his first Anfield appearance for eight months after three substitute appearances during the Reds' tour of North America followed by another cameo from the bench during the first leg against Gomel.
"I think it will be a special moment for me when I go to warm up at Anfield or if I come on because I have been out a long time and watching from the stands," Lucas told Liverpool's website.*
"It will be a special day for me and I hope it will be another step for me.
"I'm looking forward to meeting the fans again and playing at Anfield.
"It's where I really feel strong and comfortable and where I had very good performances before the injury."
Liverpool provisional squad: Reina, Jones, Enrique, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Henderson, Spearing, Gerrard, Cole, Borini, Suarez, Downing, Leiva, Adam, Sterling, Shelvey, Kelly, Gulacsi, Robinson.
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