Newcastle manager Alan Shearer makes just two changes to the side which drew with Portsmouth on Monday night, as Peter Lovenkrands and Joey Barton come in for Newcastle captain, Michael Owen and the injured Jose Enrique.
Joey Barton is making his very first appearance under the new Newcastle , having finally recovered from a broken metatarsal which has kept him out since January.
Damien Duff will play at left back as replacement for hamstring victim Enrique, and is preferred to Canadian youngster, David Edgar. Both Martins and Viduka start so it could be that Alan is playing 4-3-3, but Jonas Gutierrez is fit again but is on the nench.
This is another interesting team selction from Alan.
Fernando Torres is out injured, as we reported earlier this morning, and not included in the squad for today’s game.
We need something from this game, and we’ll be back at the end of the match – but we just have to hope it’s not yet another defeat.
Howay The Lads!!
Liverpool: Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger, Steven Gerrard, Albert Riera, Fabio Aurelio, Xabi Alonso, Yossi Benayoun, Alvaro Arbeloa, Dirk Kuyt, Javier Mascherano, Jamie Carragher
Subs: Diego Cavalieri, Andrea Dossena, Ryan Babel, Lucas, David Ngog, Nabil El Zhar, Martin Skrtel
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Damien Duff, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicky Butt (c), Alan Smith, Joey Barton, Peter Lovenkrands, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
Subs: Tim Krul, Kevin Nolan, Michael Owen, Danny Guthrie, Andy Carroll, David Edgar, Jonas Gutierrez