Blackburn v Reds – confirmed teams

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has made three changes to his team for today's clash with Blackburn compared to the side that beat Watford on Saturday.

It's hard at this stage to tell what kind of formation he has in mind, with three centre-backs and two full-backs selected. Left-winger Mark Gonzalez is back in the starting line-up too as is striker Peter Crouch. Luis Garcia, Jermaine Pennant and Dirk Kuyt all drop to the bench.

Friedel, Emerton, Todd, Ooijer, Neill, Bentley, Savage, Kerimoglu, Pedersen, Nonda, McCarthy
Subs: Brown, Mokoena, Henchoz, Derbyshire, Gray

Reina, Finnan, Hyypia, Agger, Carragher, Riise, Gerrard, Gonzalez, Alonso, Crouch, Bellamy.
Subs: Dudek, Garcia, Aurelio, Pennant, Kuyt.