Confirmed: Liverpool v Blackburn lineups

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Here is how Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers will line up for the FA Cup clash at Villa Park this afternoon…

Liverpool head into the game in superb form, having won eight of their last ten Premier League games.

The Reds edged out Crystal Palace in the last round, winning 2-1 at Selhurst Park to set up today's clash with Blackburn.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has chosen a strong line-up today, which features the likes of Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

Blackburn recently went four games without a victory, but got back to winning ways in midweek with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Rovers are now unlikely to make the play-offs, so today could well be their biggest game of the season - with manager Gary Bowyer starting with striker Rudy Gestede, who has hit 15 goals in 33 appearances this season.

Here is how the two teams will line up at Anfield this afternoon...

Liverpool lineup


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Lazar Markovic
  • Emre Can
  • Adam Lallana
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes: Danny Ward, Alberto Moreno, Rickie Lambert, Jordan Williams, Kolo Touré, Mamadou Sakho, Mario Balotelli.

Blackburn lineup


  • Simon Eastwood
  • Markus Olsson
  • Adam Henley
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Corry Evans
  • Ben Marshall
  • Tom Cairney
  • Lee Williamson
  • Craig Conway
  • Rudy Gestede

Substitutes: Jason Steele, Doneil Henry, Darragh Lenihan, Chris Brown, Chris Taylor, Jordan Rhodes, Thomas Spurr.

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