Rafa names under-strength line-up

Rafael Benitez has left out captain Steven Gerrard, Sami Hyypia, Xabi Alonso and Craig Bellamy from this afternoon’s Community Shield clash with Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium.

Liverpool: Reina, Riise, Agger, Carragher, Finnan, Gonzalez, Zenden, Sissoko, Pennant, Garcia, Crouch. Subs: Dudek, Hyypia, Gerrard, Aurelio, Alonso, Bellamy, Pongolle.

Kick-off is at 3pm with coverage live on Sky Sports 1. Highlights are on BBC One tonight.

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