Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez
Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Kelly
Cardiff City starting XI: Marshall, Theopile-Catherine, Taylor, Turner, Caulker, Medel, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone, Mutch, Odemwingie
Subs: Lewis, Hudson, Kim, Cowie, John, Campbell, Cornelius
Liverpool can return to the top of the Premier League with a victory in today’s early kick-off against Cardiff City.
With Arsenal not playing until Monday, the Reds can make a statement of intent and they know they have a very real chance of being top at Christmas.
Brendan Rodgers is without Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique, while the Bluebirds have no fresh injury concerns.
Cardiff have a surprisingly good record at Anfield, having won eight of their last 15 matches there in all competitions. However, the most recent match between the two sides was the 2012 League Cup final, which the Reds won on penalties.
With Malky Mackay’s future in some doubt – despite the unwavering support of Cardiff’s fans – as many eyes will be on the stands and the dugout as the pitch this afternoon. A win will make a bold statement to the Cardiff board, but a defeat could give Vincent Tan the excuse to part with a man who has done great things for the Bluebirds.
What do you think the result will be this afternoon?
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