Liverpool vs Chelsea starting team

LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish made four changes from the side that lost to Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final for tonight’s Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield.

Coming into the squad are defender Jamie Carragher, midfielder Maxi Rodriguez and Jonjo Shelvey and forward Andy Carroll, who was on target in the cup defeat.

Those being replaced are replacing Jose Enrique, captain Steven Gerrard, Jay Spearing and Craig Bellamy.

Carrol will start upfront with Luis Suarez.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo also made adjustments to his team with John Terry, Ramires and Branislav Ivanovic being the only one retaining their places.

Fernando Torres has been included in the starting team for Chelsea, which is still confident of finishing in the top four this season.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Downing, Henderson, Shelvey, Maxi, Suarez, Carroll

Subs: Doni, Coates, Kuyt, Spearing, Sterling, Kelly, Bellamy

Chelsea: Turnbull, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Essien, Romeu, Ramires, Sturridge, Malouda, Torres

Subs: Hilario, Cole, Lampard, Mata, Lukaku, Kalou, Hutchinson

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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