Liverpool: Reina, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Kelly, Meireles, Cole, Lucas, Poulsen, Kuyt, Ngog.

Substitutes: 42 Gulacsi, 23 Carragher, 37 Skrtel, 17 Maxi, 26 Spearing, 12 Pacheco, 14 Jovanovic.

Sparta Prague: Blazek, Repka, Brabec, Abena, Pamic, Sionko, Matejovsky, Kusnir, Vacek, Leonard Kweuke, Kadlec.

Substitutes: 01 Zitka, 15 Kladrubsky, 27 Husek, 05 Podany, 22 Zeman, 40 Keric, 41 Pekhart

Cole gets his chance to impress

Joe Cole's hard work in training has paid off as he starts for Liverpool tonight in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie against Sparta Prague.

The England international has yet to make a lasting impression at Anfield since his summer move from Chelsea but has been rewarded by Kenny Dalglish for his application at Melwood.

There is no place tonight for Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard - who is rested by Dalglish with the vitally important Barclays Premier League run-in in mind - while record-signing Andy Carroll is still unavailable.

Danny Wilson has been handed an opportunity to impress the Anfield faithful after his summer move from Rangers as a full house awaits another important European night.

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