Liverpool v Saprissa: Reds line-up

Rafa Benitez has picked a fairly full-strength team for today’s FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Deportivo Saprissa.

Pepe Reina keeps his place in goal in an attempt to break the club’s record for consecutive clean sheets, but the full-backs have changed, with Josemi and Traore playing either side of the familiar Carragher-Hyypia central partnership.

Riise has been given an advanced role in the team, in a midfield also featuring Gerrard, Sissoko and Alonso. In attack the boss has chosen to partner Crouch with Cisse.

All the remaining members of the squad that travelled are available as subs.

Liverpool team: Reina, Josemi, Hyypia, Carragher, Traore, Gerrard, Sissoko, Alonso, Riise, Crouch, Cisse.
Substitutes: Finnan, Pongolle, Garcia, Kewell, Hamann, Morientes, Warnock, Dudek, Carson