Teams: Blackburn v Reds

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt may be alone up-front for today’s visit to Ewood Park. Rafa has chosen Kuyt as the only out-and-out striker for the game, but with Gerrard, Babel and Benayoun all starting, he’ll have a lot of support. Peter Crouch is on the bench, alongside Harry Kewell should the Reds need more firepower.

Former Reds players Stephen Warnock and Brad Friedel line up for Blackburn.

Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Mascherano, Sissoko, Gerrard, Babel, Benayoun, Kuyt.

Subs: Martin, Crouch, Kewell, Arbeloa, Lucas.
Blackburn: Friedel, Ooijer, Samba, Nelsen, Warnock, Emerton, Bentley, Dunn, Pedersen, Santa Cruz, McCarthy. Subs: Brown, Tugay, Khizanishvili, Treacy, Derbyshire.