Javier Mascherano misses today’s game as he struggles with a knock picked up whilst on international duty, but Martin Skrtel returns to the first team along with Yossi Benayoun.
Benayoun replaces Mascherano, whilst Skrtel comes in for new Greek defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos.
Liverpool: Reina, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Johnson, Riera, Lucas, Benayoun, Kuyt, Gerrard, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Degen, Dossena, Spearing, Ngog, Voronin, Kyrgiakos.
Worryingly, there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of firepower on the bench, a sign perhaps of our thin squad. Let us know what you think in the forums.
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