Maxi back as Reds host Blues
The Argentina international was ineligible for Thursday's Europa League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid and so will be a welcome addition of fresh legs to an injury-hit squad. Striker Dirk Kuyt recovered from a calf injury to face Atletico but his fitness and that of a number of players - including midfielder Javier Mascherano who was substituted late on against the Spaniards - will be assessed on Saturday. Forward David Ngog's hamstring injury meant he never left the bench on Thursday and doubts remain about his fitness. Kick-off at Anfield is 1.30pm. Reds (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Lucas, Mascherano, Gerrard, Aquilani, Rodriguez, Babel, Benayoun, Ngog, Kuyt, Cavalieri, Degen, El Zhar, Pacheco, Ayala, Plessis.