Incredible, Rafa Benitez starts with SIX defenders in his team to face Portsmouth tonight. Alvaro Arbeloa, Andrea Dossena, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Fabio Aurelio all start the match – leaving Sami Hyypia feeling left out on the bench!
Aurelio is expected to line-up somewhere in midfield with Mascherano.
Alonso, Torres, Riera and Kuyt are all rested and start on the bench.
Follow our match with Portsmouth this evening with a liveblog, provided by Kopblog‘s Gerry, in association with score.com.
Kick off: 5:30pm (UK) (Live on Setanta)
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Dossena, Agger, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Aurelio, Benayoun, Babel, Ngog.
Subs: Cavalieri, Torres, Hyypia, Riera, Alonso, Kuyt, El Zhar.
Our forums are currently offline, use this temporary chat room to discuss the match.
Let us know your thoughts on the liveblog, this is something we may implement full-time depending it’s success, and without it being externally run. Thanks.