Reds waiting on Benayoun fitness

The Israel international has recovered from a broken rib which has

sidelined him since January 13, but did not feature in Thursday

night’s Europa League victory over Unirea Urziceni because of a

back problem. Maxi Rodriguez returns to the squad having been

ineligible for the European tie. Centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos

serves the second game of a three-match ban while striker Fernando

Torres and full-back Glen Johnson are still not fit after knee

injuries. Liverpool (from): Reina, Skrtel, Agger, Carragher, Insua,

Gerrard, Lucas, Aquilani, Rodriguez, Riera, Benayoun, Ngog, Kuyt,

Cavalieri, Pacheco, Spearing, Babel, Aurelio, Degen.