Sturridge coming in is the only change to the team that drew 0-0 with West Ham at Anfield last Sunday. Stewart Downing drops to the bench, but is struggling with a knock.
Jamie Carragher once again starts with Daniel Agger in central defence, with Martin Skrtel on the bench.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Carragher, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Assaidi, Downing, Coates, Suso, Shelvey, Skrtel.
Kick-off at the Madjeski Stadium is 3pm.