CL team: Haifa v Liverpool

Rafa Benitez has decided to leave Steven Gerrard on the bench for tonight’s clash with Haifa in the Champions League. Gerrard has been suffering from a stomach upset so Rafa hopes he’ll not need to make use of him. Jan Kromkamp will sit alongside him, with Steve Finnan getting back to fitness and back to his right-back position. John Arne Riise and Jamie Carragher are out injured and so in come Steve Warnock and Daniel Agger.

Liverpool lead the tie 2-1 from the first leg.

Finnan, Hyypia, Agger, Warnock;
Pennant, Sissoko, Alonso, Gonzalez;
Dudek, Kromkamp, Gerrard, Fowler, Aurelio, Bellamy, Zenden.

Kick-off: 19:35 BST. Valeri Lobanovski Stadium, Kiev.