Match Preview

Rafa Benitez has no new injury worries for Sunday’s home match against Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League.

With no midweek match Rafa has been able to give his squad some time off to recuperate from a busy schedule involving Europa League matches.

He may opt for a more attacking line-up at home that he did for last Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, which could bring the likes of Ryan Babel, Alberto Aquilani and Yossi Benayoun into contention

Martin Skrtel (foot) and Fabio Aurelio (thigh) are still a couple of weeks away from fitness while Albert Riera is unlikely to be included as the club consider a loan deal to Russia for the Spain winger.

Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones has a chance of returning to action at Liverpool FC.

The Trinidad and Tobago international has missed the last two games with a hip flexor injury, but is back in training and may well be involved.

However, defender John Mensah (hamstring) is struggling after limping off at Aston Villa in midweek, while midfielder Andy Reid remains on the sidelines with a similar problem.

Lets hope knowone brings the beach ball this time around

Squads From

Liverpool FC: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Insua, Lucas, Mascherano, Kuyt, Gerrard, Rodriguez, Torres, Babel, Ngog, Benayoun, Aquilani, Cavalieri, Kyrgiakos, Spearing, Kelly, Degen.

Sunderland FC: Gordon, Carson, Fulop, Bardsley, Hutton, Turner, Ferdinand, Kilgallon, Da Silva, Cattermole, Cana, Zenden, Richardson, Malbranque, Henderson, Campbell, Bent, Jones, Benjani, Meyler.

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