Reading v LIVERPOOL: Glen Johnson out as Rafael Benitez considers wholesale changes

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez will resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to his side for Saturday's FA Cup third round clash at Reading.

Benitez is already without Glen Johnson because of a knee injury sustained in the win at Aston Villa on Tuesday, while midfielder Javier Mascherano is still serving a suspension.

Albert Riera

Wing man: Albert Riera is another player unavailable through injury for Liverpool

Liverpool need to do well in the FA Cup considering their poor season, so Benitez will mix his side with experienced and fringe players.

Winger Albert Riera, back in training after a calf injury, is unlikely to be involved.

Team (from): Reina, Carragher, Agger, Skrtel, Aurelio, Insua, Darby, Dossena, Benayoun, Gerrard, Kuyt, Babel, Kyrgiakos, Spearing, Aquilani, Lucas, Ngog, Pacheco, Cavalieri.

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