Next Up: Cardiff City (H)

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After the 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool turn their attentions to the Carling Cup and a visit from Championship side Cardiff City.

The Halloween fixture sees a return to Anfield by Robbie Fowler, the first time he will have played at Liverpool since the end of his second spell at the club in May.

Cardiff endured a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Scunthorpe at the weekend. Stephen McPhail got the goal for the Bluebirds from a Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink cross.

Jack Hobbs is hotly tipped to start in central defence for Liverpool and Momo Sissoko is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up.

Brazilian starlet Lucas Leiva is also expected to start the match, along with more experienced players Yossi Benayoun and Peter Crouch. Harry Kewell could be back in the squad but if not Sebastien Leto could get another chance on the left.

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Kick-off at Anfield is at 20:00 GMT. More to follow…

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