Champions League Teams: Bordeaux v LFC

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez picks almost his strongest available side for tonight's Champions League group game against Bordeaux. Momo Sissoko is only fit enough to take a place on the bench so Bolo Zenden lines up alongside Xabi Alonso in the centre of the park. Wing duties tonight go to Garcia and Gonzalez, with Crouch and Bellamy up front.

Dirk Kuyt is also on the bench, the only other fit first-team striker – and calling him "fit" is stretching things a little.

Bordeaux also have an Alonso in their side.

Bordeaux: 16 U Rame, 6 F Jurietti, 3 C Henrique, 13 D Jemmali, 17 S Wendell, 8 A Alonso, 24 A Mavuba, 5 F Menegazzo, 7 L Laslandes, 14 J Micoud, 9 J Darcheville
Subs: 30 M Valverde, 12 E Perea, 18 J Faubert, 19 P Ducasse, 21 J Enakarhire, 23 F Marange, 29 M Chamakh

Liverpool: 25 J Reina, 3 S Finnan, 4 S Hyypia, 23 J Carragher, 6 J Riise, 10 S Luis Garcia, 14 X Alonso, 32 B Zenden, 11 M Gonzalez, 15 P Crouch, 17 C Bellamy
Subs: 1 J Dudek, 16 J Pennant, 18 D Kuyt, 22 M Sissoko, 28 S Warnock, 29 G Paletta, 37 L Peltier

Ref: Tom Ovrebo,