Predicted Liverpool XI to play Bournemouth - Coutinho and Suarez to be rested

Raheem Sterling Liverpool

Match to be played on Saturday January 25 2014 at 12:45 GMT. Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers revealed his frustration after his team drew 2-2 against Aston Villa at home last weekend.

He’ll be expecting a big response from his side as they go into a potential banana skin of an FA Cup tie against Bournemouth, who will be up for the occasion and have the home support.

Here’s the side Rodgers may select for the game.

GK – Brad Jones

Simon Mignolet has been under a little pressure in recent weeks, which could prompt Rodgers to give him a helpful and harmless rest for this game.

RB – Martin Kelly

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Glen Johnson is set for a spell out of the side which means a chance for Martin Kelly to come in and show what he can do at right-back.

CB – Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel is the perfect sort of player to have in this sort of game. He'll ensure that everyone stays switched on and focused to guard against any sort of complacency creeping in.

CB – Kolo Toure

Toure will relish this occasion of going up against a lower league team, with players who will look to exploit him and his lack of pace but he should be up for it.

LB – Aly Cissokho

Cissokho may have been another player who Rodgers wanted to rest but he doesn’t really have any choice but to stick with the Valencia loanee, as Jose Enrique and John Flanagan remain injured.

RM – Raheem Sterling

Sterling has the pace to be a real thorn in Bournemouth’s side. He can hit the home team on the counter attack and will always be looking to put the left-back onto the back foot.

CM – Jordan Henderson

With Lucas injured and no replacement in sight, Henderson may well be asked to play the deeper of the central midfield roles, getting forward when Liverpool are on top.

CM – Steven Gerrard

Gerrard will allow Liverpool to keep that experience through the heart of their team and he will try to control the tempo of the play.

AM – Luis Alberto

Alberto is more than capable of sitting at the top of Liverpool’s midfield, looking to create chances and get into good attacking positions himself.

LM – Victor Moses

Moses may get a chance to play on the left of midfield and he should relish it. It’s a chance for him to show Rodgers that he should also be a regular in the Premier League side.

ST – Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge has been one of Liverpool’s, and the Premier League’s, most consistent strikers so far this season and he’s a great man for Rodgers to have leading the attack.

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