Liverpool welcome Daniel Agger back to the starting line up for the Premier League clash against Sunderland, with Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll also starting the game.
Although Agger has been used at left-back it’s not a natural position for him meaning Jamie Carragher is likely to start at right-back, with Johnson at left-back.
Jay Spearing also starts, as does new proud new dad (his son Pepe Lucas was born yesterday) Lucas Leiva.
This will be a first league start for Liverpool for Carroll, and the first time the club’s two new signings – Suarez and Carroll – have started any game together for the Reds.
Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Spearing, Lucas, Meireles, Suarez, Kuyt, Carroll
Subs: Gulacsi, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Cole, Maxi, Poulsen, Ngog.