League Cup: Brighton v Liverpool
Kenny Dalglish said he was going to field a strong side for tonightâ€™s match against Brighton and Hove Albion and heâ€™s certainly not picked a weak one. Injuries and suspensions meant he would have to make at least three changes â€“ Daniel Agger is injured with Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam suspended â€“ but heâ€™s also made a couple of further changes. One player fans are eagerly waiting to see back in a Liverpool shirt is Steven Gerrard, he doesnâ€™t start tonight but is expected to get on for the second half. Skrtel is replaced at full-back by Martin Kelly, back from the hamstring injury he picked up against Bolton at Anfield. Jose Enrique is rested, Jack Robinson coming in at left-back. In the centre of defence the new boy Sebastian Coates gets his first start, alongside vice-captain Jamie Carragher. John Flanagan is on the bench. Three of the new midfield signings are out of the starting line-up â€“ Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson missing this one along with the suspended Adam. Andy Carroll had been expected to start but heâ€™s made way for others tonight; Dirk Kuyt is back in the line-up and Craig Bellamy will make his first start in his second stint at the club â€“ Luis Suarez also starts. Gus Poyetâ€™s Championship side will of course be up for this one at a packed Amex Stadium â€“ tickets have been hard to find for both sets of fans. Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Coates, Carra, Robinson, Kuyt, Lucas, Spearing, Bellamy, Maxi, Suarez Subs: TBC
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A news article on 2011-09-21 17:39:22 from: Anfield Road
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