Stamford bridge waiting for a disasterStarting XI: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Moreno, Markovic, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling
Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli
Brendan Rodgers has named the same starting XI that tackled Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final for the decisive second meeting at Stamford Bridge this evening.
The Reds were the dominant side when the two rivals met on Merseyside seven days ago, though the tie ended 1-1 following goals from Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling.
Tonight's return will decide which team progresses to a Wembley final on March 1, and Rodgers has opted for a repeat of the line-up that deserved more than a draw last week.
That means five changes - Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic, Alberto Moreno and Martin Skrtel are brought back after the FA Cup stalemate with Bolton Wanderers. Good to know 13.5 In the Semi-Final ties, if the aggregate score is level at the end of the second game an extra half-hour shall be played. If the aggregate scores are still level at the end of extra time the tie shall be decided by goals scored away from home counting twice. If the teams remain equal after this procedure the tie shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the Laws of Association Football.
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