On Sunday we travel down to St. Andrews to take on Birmingham City. Last season we tied both games against Brum so it is not going to easy however I believe we can collect all three points.
My feeling is that Roy will start Paul Konchesky as Fabio Aurelio is still injured and this will allow Daniel Agger to move back in the central defence position. Pepe Reina wants to bury the memories of the howler against Argentina and will be willing to keep a clean sheet. Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson both return from excellent performances for England so they are pumped up and ready to go. Roy has already said that Fernando Torres will start and following all the talk about Ryan Babel I have a feeling that the gaffer will opt to give Ryan a chance to partner with Fernando. I also believe that Roy will start summer signings Raul Meireles and Milan Jovanovic.
David N’gog is doubtful and quite frankly I don’t expect Roy to play him as it is sure that David will receive a hostile reception following the alleged ‘dive’ last season at Anfield. Joe Cole will serve his last suspended game while Dirk Kuyt is out injured.
Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Paul Konchesky, Milan Jovanovic, Raul Meireles, Steven Gerrard, Maxi Rodriguez, Ryan Babel, Fernando Torres
Kickoff 4PM BST