LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Brendan Rodgers said on Tuesday that he would be sending out a team that could match Tottenham Hotspur tactically and the manager decided to play the same team that featured against Swansea City in the last Barclays Premier League game.
Liverpool go into the contest with Spurs unchanged for their trip to White Hart Lane, with Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson, who both started Sunday, return to play after left-back and in midfield, respectively.
The team also includes Luis Suarez, Joe Allen Steven Gerrard and Jose Enrique, who will again play on the wing.
Hugo Lloris continues in goal for Tottenham with Brad Friedel on the bench. Aaron Lennon, Clint Dempsey, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and Moussa Dembele, who returns from injury, all start tonight.
Defender William Gallas also starts in the backline.
Tottenham team: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Gallas, Vertonghen, Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Defoe.
Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Sigurdsson and Townsend
Liverpool Team: Reina, Johnson, Downing, Agger, Skrtel, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Enrique, Sterling, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Sahin, Assaidi, Carragher, Shelvey, Suso, Wisdom.