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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Blackburn: Sturridge and Johnson start

Daniel Sturridge returns to the starting XI for Liverpool’s FA Cup quarter final replay at Blackburn Rovers tonight (7.45pm kick off BST).

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: A general view of Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park Stadium before the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)[statsfc-score-predictor key=2dCG2IPndnJBm4GL141AFJQnx7Wsl6gT3JGGW02u team=Liverpool default_css=true]

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Sturridge replaces Lazar Markovic in the lineup, with Raheem Sterling presumably dropping slightly deeper behind the forward.

Glen Johnson replaces the suspended Emre Can and Dejan Lovren comes in for Kolo Toure in the other changes to the side that lost at Arsenal on Saturday.

A place in the FA Cup semi-final against Premier League strugglers Aston Villa at Wembley on the weekend of 18/19 April awaits the winner of the tie.

The last meeting between Blackburn and Liverpool at Ewood Park was back in April 2012 when Andy Carroll scored a 90th minute winner in a 3-2 victory after an earlier brace from Maxi Rodriguez.

Adam Lallana continues to sit out with a groin strain, whilst Mario Balotelli and Jon Flanagan are also unfit. Jordon Ibe is both cup-tied and injured.

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Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Sakho, Henderson, Lucas, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Substitutes: Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan, Markovic.

Blackburn: Eastwood, Henley, Baptiste, Kilgallon (c), Olsson, Conway, Williamson, Evans, Marshall, Cairney, Rhodes.

Substitutes: Steele, Spurr, Songo’o, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mahoney, Gestede.

Blackburn vs Liverpool gets underway at 19:45 BST and is live on BT Sport 1 in the UK and you can follow our liveblog from 19:30 BST right here on This Is Anfield or on the This Is Anfield iPhone/Android app (free download).

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