The first bit of news is that in the managerial hot seat for tonight’s game is Rafa Benitez.
The bookies (again) stopped taking bets after a rumour originated on the official LFC forum this morning.
Skrtel doesn’t make ths squad after his injury at the weekend and Benayoun is preferred over Ryan Babel in the two changes from the weekend. Daniel Ayala makes his Liverpool debut partnering Carragher.
Starting XI: Reina, Insua, Johnson, Ayala, Carragher, Mascherano, Lucas, Benayoun, Kuyt, Gerrard, Torres.
Subs: Cavalieri, Dossena, Voronin, Riera, Ngog, Babel, Kelly.
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