Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round, 1st Leg
Rafael Benitez is set to name a strong side after a very dissapointing pre-season. The Reds lost three from five pre-season friendlies, being crushed 5-0 by German side FSV Mainz on Friday night.
New signings Craig Bellamy, Jermaine Pennant and Mark Gonzalez are expected to play as the Reds look to get a solid victory before the trick away leg in two weeks time. Althought Gonzalez is struggling with a calf injury.
Robbie Fowler will miss the game with a knee problem and defender Daniel Agger with his ongoing ankle injury.
Should Liverpool progress to the first stage of the Champions League, they will be amongs the top seeds at the first stage draw later this month.
Wednesday 9th August 2006
More team news to follow.