Liverpool v Everton
FA Cup semi-final
Saturday, April 14th; 1230 KO
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones is set to make his first start since December 2010 with Pepe Reina and Alexander Doni serving suspensions.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are pushing for starting places having both made their comebacks from injury in the midweek win at Blackburn.
Everton will welcome back Leighton Baines, Tim Cahill and Nikica Jelavic after the trio were rested for the 4-0 win over Sunderland.
On-loan Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar is cup-tied.
Howard: Form counts for nothing
Tim Howard says Premier League form counts for nothing ahead of Everton’s FA Cup semi-final with Liverpool.
David Moyes’ side have won four and drawn one of their last five while, in comparison, their opponents have managed just one win since March 18.
Everton have leapfrogged above their Merseyside rivals in the table but Howard insists that will have no bearing on the outcome of Saturday’s game.
"It's a semi-final at Wembley against our closest rivals and it's a game where form goes out of the window," he told BBC Sport.
"It's a game of football that you've got to win and that's all that's important.
"You have to play what's in front of you and it doesn't matter whether they are Premier League or non league, it's a team that you've got to beat to progress to the next round.
"Ultimately it's one more step towards trying to win the FA Cup."
Everton lost 2-0 against Liverpool at Goodison Park in October and a Steven Gerrard hat-trick in the reverse fixture ensured a league double for Kenny Dalglish’s side this season.
"They've won both of the games that we've had against them this year, they've won a cup already as well, so it's going to be difficult," said Howard.
Saturday's winners will face either Chelsea or Tottenham in the final on May 5.
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