Liverpool v Wigan: No Torres or Johnson

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Liverpool are without Fernando Torres and Glen Johnson for the visit of Wigan at Anfield this evening.

Torres made his first start since October in the defeat to Arsenal on Sunday but David Ngog and Dirk Kuyt start tonight with the Spaniard on the bench.

Carragher will start at right back with Skrtel coming in for Johnson. Lucas Leiva is dropped to the bench with Gerrard moving into the centre alongside Mascherano. Fabio Aurelio starts on the left of midfield. There’s still no start for Alberto Aquilani.

Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Insua, Benayoun, Mascherano, Gerrard, Aurelio, Kuyt, Ngog.
Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Torres, Kyrgiakos, Lucas, Darby, Dossena.

Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa, Scharner, Gomez, Diame, Thomas, N’Zogbia, Rodallega.
Subs: Kingson, Amaya, Cho, Scotland, Koumas, Sinclair, De Ridder.

Referee: Phil Dowd

8pm Kick Off

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