Line-up vs Birmingham: Yossi returns

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Yossi Benayoun makes his return to the Liverpool starting line-up as Rafa Benitez makes several changes for this afternoon’s must-win Premier League trip to Birmingham City.

Daniel Agger drops to the bench with Sotiris Kyriakos partnering Jamie Carragher in central defence.

Maxi Rodriguez returns to the starting line-up after being cup-tied for Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Benfica in the Europa League. Javier Mascherano drops to the bench, whilst Alberto Aquilani is also named amongst the substitutes after an ankle problem.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Maxi, Lucas, Gerrard, Benayoun, Kuyt, Torres
Subs: Cavalieri, Agger, Aquilani, Babel, Ngog, Degen, Mascherano

Birmingham: Hart, Carr, Ridgewell, Johnson, Dann, Bowyer, Ferguson, Fahey, Gardner, Jerome, McFadden

Going into today’s game, Liverpool are five points behind fourth place Man City, having played the same amount of games.

Kick-off at St Andrews is 3pm and there are links to internet streams of the game in our forums.