Andriy Voronin starts up front with Fernando Torres for today’s Premier League clash away at Fulham.
Swiss defender Philipp Degen also starts with Glen Johnson missing the game with a calf injury picked up earlier this week.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos partners Jamie Carragher in central defence with both Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger out injured, whilst Lucas has passed a late fitness test to marshall the Reds midfield with Javier Mascherano.
Injuries also to Steven Gerrard, Albert Riera and Alberto Aquilani, Liverpool’s bench has a very youthful look about it, with Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi involved in first team for the first time.
It appears the Reds squad must have been hit with some sort of flu, with Diego Cavalieri, Fabio Aurelio, David Ngog, Skrtel and Agger all becoming unavailable seemingly overnight.
Liverpool: Reina, Degen, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Kuyt, Mascherano, Lucas, Benayoun, Voronin, Torres.
Subs: Gulacsi, Babel, Spearing, Plessis, Dossena, Eccleston, Ayala.
Kick-off at Craven Cottage is 3pm. Streams can be found in our forums.