Roy Hodgson’s first match under the watchful eye of Liverpool’s new Director of Football Strategy Damien Comolli is tonight’s Group K Europa League tie against Napoli.
Glen Johnson makes his comeback from injury, meaning Martin Kelly misses out with Jamie Carragher moving back into the centre alongside one of Liverpool’s biggest goal threats this season, Soto Kyrgiakos. Roy’s own signing Paul Konchesky retains his place at left-back.
In midfield the under-fire boss has selected another of his signings, Christian Poulsen, to play alongside academy graduate Jay Spearing. Raul Meireles is likely to start on the right, Milan Jovanovic on the left, with Jonjo Shelvey expected to play off lone striker David Ngog.
With one eye on the upcoming game against Chelsea, Fernando Torres is rested.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Konchesky, Poulsen, Spearing, Meireles, Shelvey, Jovanovic, Ngog.
Subs: Hansen, Eccleston, Gerrard, Kelly, Lucas, Skrtel, Wilson.