Anfield: Home of Liverpool(credit: Vincent Teeuwen
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is expected to miss tonight’s second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with Sparta Prague. (kick-off 18.00 GMT)
Gerrard sat out the first leg between the two teams, which ended goalless, because of a groin injury and manager Kenny Dalglish is again unlikely to risk the midfielder.
Defensive Martin Kelly and Martin Skrtel could feature having been left out last week, and the Reds could be boosted further at the back by the possible return of Daniel Agger from injury.
January signing Luis Suarez is ineligible and a foot injury has ruled out Fabio Aurelio, but Jay Spearing could be available having recovered from a foot injury.
And club-record signing Andy Carroll will continue to wait to make his debut as he deals with a troublesome thigh injury.