Today’s Teams: Keane not in squad

It’s the FA Cup fourth round and round two of the Merseyside derby double header this week.

Rafa Benitez has opted to deploy Gerrard behind Torres, with Mascherano coming in alongside Alonso. Ryan Babel replaces Riera on the left of midfield.

Rumours around Anfield had been going around that Robbie Keane was not in the squad and is said to have ‘stormed off’ – this remains a rumour and has been neither confirmed or denied as yet.

Everton are without playmaker Mikel Arteta aswell as Fellaini, Arteta, Vaughan, Anichebe and Saha.

Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Dossena, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Alonso, Kuyt, Babel, Gerrard, Torres.
Subs: Cavalieri,Hyypia, Riera, Aurelio, Benayoun, Lucas, Ngog.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Lescott, Baines, Anichebe, Pienaar, Osman, Castillo, Neville, Cahill.

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