Rodgers Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Liverpool Line-Up To Face Blackburn

By on April 7, 2015
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Liverpool will be looking to keep their season alive when they take on Blackburn in their FA Cup quarter final replay at Ewood Park on Wednesday night. Here is the side I think Brendan Rodgers will pick:

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet had a mixed game against Arsenal on Saturday but despite many feeling he should have done better for the second and third goals, he’s almost certain to keep his place tomorrow.

Defence: Martin Skrtel continues his three-game suspension and Rodgers has further problems at the back as Emre Can joins the Slovakian on the sidelines after being sent off for a second booking late on at the Emirates. Dejan Lovren is therefore expected to get a recall and start in defence alongside Mamadou Sakho. Kolo Toure had a poor game against his former club but with the lack of alternatives, the Ivorian is likely to keep his place.

Midfield: Steven Gerrard is also still out as he serves the second of his three-game ban. Lucas Leiva looked well short of match fitness at the weekend so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Brazilian drop back to the bench allowing Jordan Henderson to move back into the middle alongside Joe Allen.

Despite being hauled off at half-time against the Gunners, Lazar Markovic could keep his place but move back into the right-wing back role with Alberto Moreno continuing on the left.

Attack: Daniel Sturridge came through 45 minutes at the Emirates unscathed so he’s expected to come back into the starting eleven. This will see Raheem Sterling drop back alongside Philippe Coutinho to support the England striker in attack. Adam Lallana failed to make the squad last time out but he could return to the bench tomorrow.

Here is how I think we’ll see Liverpool line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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