Liverpool’s players have something to prove to the Anfield faithful after a disappointing midweek draw away at Wolves after what had looked to be a change in fortunes the week before – the 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
Steven Gerrard looked unfit on Tuesday night, but hopefully a few days rest will do him good.
Rafa Benitez continues to have selection problems aplenty, with Daniel Agger, Martin Kelly, Glen Johnson, Nabil El Zahr and Fernando Torres all sidelined through injury.
This fixture last season saw Liverpool run out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Albert Riera and two from Robbie Keane.
Kick-off at Anfield is 3pm. More team news to follow.