Liverpool expect to have Steve Staunton and Phil Babb back today. Staunton has been suffering from a groin injury, while Irish team-mate Babb has completed a suspension. Karlheinz Riedle also returns to the squad after suspension but Steve McManaman will have to wait a little longer for his comeback after having a reaction to his ankle injury after playing for the reserves on Wednesday. Liverpool are still hoping for international clearance to arrive from the Italian FA to allow them to include Rigobert Song in their squad. Gerard Houllier is unable to call upon the services of defender Jamie Carragher, who serves a one-match ban.
COVENTRY CITY (from): Hedman, Nilsson, Shaw, Williams, Burrows, Boateng, McAllister, Soltvedt, Froggatt, Huckerby, Whelan, Breen, Ogrizovic, Clement, Aloisi, Shilton, Boland.
LIVERPOOL (from): James, Heggem, Babb, Staunton, Harkness, Matteo, Bjornebye, Berger, Ince, Redknapp, Owen, Fowler, Riedle, Thompson, Kvarme, Friedel, Leonhardsen.
Suspensions: Coventry: Telfer, B Ferguson. Liverpool: Carragher.
Referee: M Riley.