Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool team news: Daniel Sturridge starts for Liverpool, Kolo Toure dropped to the bench

The match kicks off at 7.45pm

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Brendan Rodgers has made three changes from his side who lost at Arsenal for tonight's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn, including bringing Daniel Sturridge into the starting line-up.

Elsewhere, Dejan Lovren comes in for Kolo Toure and Glen Johnson replaces Emre Can. Lazar Markovic lost his place to Sturridge.

The Reds are hoping to bounce back from the disastrous 4-1 defeat at Arsenal last Saturday.

The original quarter-final between Liverpool and Blackburn ended in a 0-0 draw.

The winner of tonight's tie takes on Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 19 April.

Ahead of the match, Rodgers said: "It's important to have a game quickly when you lose. The group's very committed to winning this trophy.

"We know Blackburn will be a difficult game for us, but getting to a final and winning a trophy is what we want."


Blackburn: Henley, Baptiste, Kilgallon (c), Olsson, Conway, Williamson, Evans, Marshall, Cairney, Rhodes.

Subs: Steele, Spurr, Songo'o, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mahoney, Gestede.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Sakho, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan, Markovic.