Confirmed: Blackburn v Liverpool line-ups for the FA Cup replay

Jack Walker statue at Ewood Park

Here are the teams as Blackburn Rovers host Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Blackburn Rovers have nothing to lose and everything to gain as they host Liverpool in the FA Cup replay between the teams this evening. Blackburn aren’t under any pressure and can afford to go all out for a win, as they hunt a place in the semi-finals and a trip to Wembley. The play-off places are out of reach for Gary Bowyer’s side, which means FA Cup success is their main priority and hopefully the home crowd can whip up an intense atmosphere, which leaves Liverpool on the back foot.

Liverpool have had plenty of time to reflect and think about what went wrong in the Premier League game against Arsenal last weekend. The Reds are missing a number of important and experienced players for this match, which makes their job just a little bit harder. Rodgers will back his players to win their key individual battles all over the pitch, which should leave the side on top after 90 minutes have been played. Rodgers will be eager to avoid extra time and penalties, which will create extra strain on his team.

Blackburn lineup

Starting:

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

Substitutes: Connor Mahoney, Ryan Nyambe, Thomas Spurr, Rudy Gestede, Jason Steele, Yann Songo'o, Darragh Lenihan.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Joe Allen
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes: Javier Manquillo, Cameron Brannagan, Bradley Jones, Rickie Lambert, Kolo Touré, Fabio Borini, Lazar Markovic.

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