Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has made numerous changes to his side as he prepares for the Champions League final in Istanbul in ten days’ time. Dudek is on the bench meaning England new boy Scott Carson gets to start. Josemi and Pellegrino join captain-for-the-day Jamie Carragher in defence. Milan Baros gets more experience of warming the bench.
Liverpool: Scott Carson, Mauricio Pellegrino, Josemi, Jamie Carragher, John Arne Riise, Antonio Nunez, Harry Kewell, Igor Biscan, Stephen Warnock, Xabi Alonso, Djibril Cisse Subs: Sami Hyypia, Dietmar Hamann, Steve Finnan, Milan Baros, Jerzy Dudek
Villa: Thomas Sorensen, Mark Delaney, Gareth Barry,
Eric Djemba-Djemba, Steven Davis,
Ulises de la Cruz,
Juan Pablo Angel, Darius Vassell. Subs: Wayne Henderson, Luke Moore, Gavin McCann ,
Carlton Cole, Jlloyd Samuel