Liverpool predicted line-up v Bolton Wanderers

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Liverpool look to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup when they meet Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round reply at the Macron Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The pair first clashed a couple of weeks ago and Neil Lennon's side did well to restrict the Reds at Anfield to a 0-0 draw.

It was a game that Liverpool dominated and had no less than 24 shots at the Trotters' goal however Brendan Rodgers' outfit were left frustrated and could not convert their chances due to an outstanding defensive display from Bolton.

With Premier League side's Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton all crashing out of the competition, Rodgers will be seriously eying up the FA Cup as he looks to win his first trophy since taking charge of the Merseyside club in 2012.

With Liverpool playing their bitter local rivals Everton on Saturday, it could be interested what type of team the Northern Irishman puts out on Wednesday night.

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Starting XI

Goalkeeper - Simon Mignolet

What a turnaround Simon Mignolet has had. Before Christmas, he was in the firing line to leave Anfield however after a short spell out of the side, the Belgian has come back stronger than ever. He put in a man of the match display against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final last week and performed well against West Ham United at the weekend, dealing with the physical threat from Andy Carroll and co. from set pieces. It's likely that Bolton will try and put Mignolet under pressure but his new bold mentality should keep goals out.

Centre-back - Emre Can

There is no doubt that Emre Can is a regular in the Liverpool team now and that's because of his excellent performances. The 20-year-old has been excellent in defence and played well against some of the world's best players such as Edin Hazard last week. He dealt with Carroll easily against the Hammers as well as playing smart passes and will likely be involved in plenty of physical battles once again.

Centre-back - Martin Skrtel

Another solid effort from Martin Skrtel against Sam Allardyce's side at the weekend when he unexpectedly was marking Enner Valencia opposed to Carroll. The Slovakia international will have the experience of Eidur Gudjohnsen to deal and the former Chelsea man had a couple of chances when these side's first met so Skrtel will have to have his wits about him.

Centre-back - Glen Johnson

Mamdou Sakho is prone to injury and deserves a break, so Rodgers could bring Glen Johnson into the side. Johnson himself has been side-lined for a while and made his first appearance when Liverpool met Bolton a few weeks ago and didn't do too badly and looked comfortable when on the ball.

Right wing-back - Javier Manquillo

Javier Manquillo has fell out of favour in the Premier League but has played in both of Liverpool's games in the FA Cup. He is a natural defender and the opposition struggle to get past him and his crossing is also very good.

Centre-midfield - Lucas

There is not a Liverpool fan who would not want Lucas in their starting XI recently. The Brazilian has been excellent coming into the side and breaking play up for his side. He too is very tidy in possession and will keep the ball well for the Reds.

Centre-midfield - Jordan Henderson

With the Merseyside derby approaching on Saturday, Steven Gerrard will likely want to be kept fresh for that game with him still be niggled by injury.

Jordan Henderson will take the captain's armband at the Macron Stadium and will lead the Reds. The former Sunderland man has done very well when Gerrard is out of the team, bossing the midfield, imposing his will on the game by winning the ball and driving forward creating attacks.

Left wing-back - Jose Enrique

It's not often that Jose Enrique gets a start for Liverpool but will likely come into the side for this clash. The Spaniard didn't do too badly when the two first met and started the game brightly winning a couple of free-kicks in dangerous areas but he looked well short of fitness. If his stamina has improved, he could put in a performance that impresses his boss and Enrique could keep his place for Saturday.

Attacking-midfield - Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana is still searching to find his feet after being side-lined for almost a month and this is the perfect game for him. The former Southampton played several neat touches against West Ham but looked a little slow and will likely improve for this game.

Attacking-midfield - Raheem Sterling

The spear-head of the Liverpool team is where Raheem Sterling has been playing in recent weeks, but he will likely drop into a position he's more comfortable in. The 20-year-old thrives when he runs at defenders with the ball at his feet and playing a deeper role he will be able to and will use his pace to do so. His goal against West Ham was well finished as the England international kept composed in the box and will look to strike at goal given any chance.

Striker - Daniel Sturridge

The hype of Daniel Sturridge's return did not disappoint when he scored his first goal in five months on Saturday, finishing his effort fantastically past Hammers' goalkeeper Adrian. The former Manchester City man will be desperate for games and more goals under his belt after missing over half of the season with injury and will hold no sentiment to fire past the club he spend half a season on loan at.

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