Lucas anchors the side from the base of midfield, playing simple passes, intercepting opposition ones and remaining disciplined. He’ll have to keep a lid on the marauding Mousa Sissoko.
MC) Jordan Henderson
Henderson’s best position is in one of the advanced roles in the 4-3-3. It enables him to get forward and create, as well as link up the defence and the attack. Steven Gerrard’s out for one more game, meaning Henderson will continue to skipper the side.
MC) Joe Allen
We’d like to see Emre Can given a chance here in central midfield, but expect the diminutive Welshman to carry on – as he’s a favourite of Rodgers.