Andy Carroll starts tonight at Anfield against his former club for the first time since his £35million transfer in January as Liverpool take on Newcastle Utd in the final game of 2011.
Left-back Jose Enrique also comes up against his former teammates for the first time since his £6million switch from St James’ Park in the summer.
Jay Spearing returns to the side following his three-match suspension and lines up alongside Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing in Liverpool’s midfield.
Captain Steven Gerrard is on the bench, as is Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Skrtel, Agger, Adam, Henderson, Spearing, Downing, Carroll, Bellamy.
Subs: Doni, Maxi, Kuyt, Gerrard, Carragher, Shelvey, Kelly.
Kick-off at Anfield is 7.45pm and it’s live on Sky Sports 1.