Maxi, Bellamy and Suarez start for LFC v Chelsea

Kenny Dalglish has named his side to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Maxi Rodriguez makes a surprise but welcome return and Craig Bellamy starts the game with Andy Carroll on the bench. No room in the starting line-up for Jamie Carragher or Stewart Downing who are also both on the bench.

Dirk Kuyt also starts in what looks a strong attack-minded line-up for the Reds. Carragher has missed recent games due to a calf injury but was reported to be fully fit and available for this one.

Chelsea have two former Liverpool forwards on their bench – Fernando Torres doesn’t start and will have Nicolas Anelka for company. Raul Meireles also on the bench for the home side, less than three months after leaving Anfield.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Mata, Drogba, Malouda.
Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Romeu, Meireles, Torres, Sturridge, Anelka

Liverpool: Reina (c); Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Lucas, Adam; Kuyt, Maxi, Bellamy; Suarez.
Subs: Doni, Carragher, Kelly, Henderson, Spearing, Downing, Carroll.

Ref: Lee Probert (late replacement for Atkinson)