After finding some sort of form in midweek against Inter Milan, it’s back to the task domestically and victory is surely required at Anfield this Saturday over Gareth Southgate’s men to keep up the race for fourth place.
Rafael Benitez has no injury worries ahead of the Premier League clash, aside from long-term absentees Daniel Agger and Andriy Voronin.
Peter Crouch may return to the team after appearing as a subsitute during the 2-0 victory over Serie A leaders Inter, although Dirk Kuyt’s recent burst of form may keep him in the starting line-up. The Dutchman has scored three in his last six games for the club.
More team news to follow…