The under-fire goalkeeper will be replaced by Simon Mignolet after his mistakes costs points against both Bournemouth and West Ham United.
Aitor Karanka’s men are the Premier League’s lowest scorers and will hope to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat at Southampton.
Wednesday's Premier League fixtures
- Middlesbrough vs Liverpool (7.45pm)
- Sunderland vs Chelsea (7.45pm)
- West Ham United vs Burnley (7.45pm)
- Crystal Palace vs Manchester United (8.00pm)
- Manchester City vs Watford (8.00pm)
- Stoke City vs Southampton (8.00pm)
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Hull City (8.00pm)
- West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City (8.00pm)
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It’s a big game for…
LORIS KARIUS: The German goalkeeper has struggled to keep out of the headlines of late after a number of high profile mistakes and verbal sparring with television pundits. However, here he has the chance to put that business behind him and get Liverpool back to winning ways.
Weird /best stat…
7: Middlesbrough are unbeaten in seven Premier League home matches against Liverpool since a 2-1 defeat in March 2002 (W3, D4).
Liverpool 2 Middlesbrough 2 (14-13 pens) Capital One Cup Third Round 2014
Both teams needed 120 minutes and 28 penalty kicks to separate them but, after Suso dispatched his decisive spot kick for Liverpool, Albert Adomah blazed his effort high and wide to send the Reds through to the fourth round.
Player to watch…
Gaston Ramirez: The Uruguayan is having an impressive season on his return to the Premier League with Boro and could cause a shaky Liverpool defence big problems at the Riverside. His cohesive partnership with Alvaro Negredo gives the home side a real threat going forward.
LIVERPOOL 2 (Rossiter, Fernandez Saez) MIDDLESBROUGH 2 (Reach, Bamford) (14-13 pens), September 2014
MIDDLESBROUGH 2 (Alonso OG, Tuncay Sanli) LIVERPOOL 0, February 2009
LIVERPOOL 2 (Pogatetz OG, Gerrard) MIDDLESBROUGH 1 (Mido), August 2008
KICK-OFF TIME: 7:45
TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10:45
Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of a busy night in the Premier League...
Middlesbrough v Liverpool – 7.45pm
Sunderland v Chelsea – 7.45pm
West Ham v Burnley – 7.45pm
Crystal Palace v Manchester United – 8pm
Manchester City v Watford – 8pm
Stoke v Southampton – 8pm
Tottenham v Hull – 8pm
West Brom v Swansea – 8pm
Here's the first batch of team news for tonight's games. Here's how they line up in the three 7.45pm kick-offs...
Middlesbrough v Liverpool
Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Fabio, Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw, Traore, Fischer, Negredo
Subs: Guzan, Nsue, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Downing, Rhodes, Nugent
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Mane, Origi
Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Stewart, Alexander, Ejaria, Woodburn
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Sunderland v Chelsea
Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Van Aanholt, Djilobodji, Kone, O’Shea, Denayer, Kirchhoff, Januzaj, Borini, Defoe
Subs: Mannone, Love, Asoro, Larsson, Khazri, Maja, Honeyman
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Costa, Pedro
Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
West Ham v Burnley
West Ham: Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Payet, Carroll
Subs: Adrian, Nordtveit, Ayew, Fletcher, Fernandes, Quina, Browne
Burnley: Heaton, Ward, Mee, Keane, Lowton, Arfield, Marney, Hendrick, Boyd, Vokes, Gray
Subs: Robinson, Flanagan, Barnes, Kightly, Bamford, Defour, Tarkowski
Referee: Bobby Madley
The key news of notes from those matches are...
...no Eden Hazard...
...no Lorus Karius...
...but Andy Carroll starts for West Ham.
And more team news...
Crystal Palace v Manchester United
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, McArthur, Flamini, Cabaye, Lee, Zaha, Benteke
Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Ledley, Husin, Townsend, Wan-Bissaka, Campbell
Manchester United: De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Pogba, Rooney, Mata, Ibrahimovic
Subs: Romero, Darmian, Fellaini, Lingard, Schweinsteiger, Young, Rashford
Referee: Craig Pawson
Manchester City v Watford
Manchester City: Bravo, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy, Gundogan, Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito
Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas, Sane, Stones, Iheanacho
Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Prodl, Britos, Holebas, Pereyra, Guedioura, Capoue, Amrabat, Ighalo, Sinclair
Subs: Pantilimon, Kaboul, Kabasele, Zuniga, Watson, Success, Deeney
Referee: Kevin Friend
Stoke City v Southampton
Stoke: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic, Walters
Subs: Given, Muniesa, Bony, Diouf, Imbula, Crouch, Bojan
Southampton: Forster, Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Redmond, Boufal, Long
Subs: Taylor, Yoshida, Clasie, Rodriguez, Tadic, Hojbjerg, McQueen
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Tottenham v Hull
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Kane
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Onomah, Nkoudou, Son
Hull: Marshall, Maguire, Dawson, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Clucas, Robertson, Snodgrass, Diomande
Subs: Jakupovic, Meyler, Maloney, Weir, Henriksen, Mason, Bowen
Referee: Andre Marriner
West Brom v Swansea
West Brom: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Yacob, Fletcher, Chadli, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon
Subs: Palmer; Robson-Kanu, Gardner, McClean, Galloway, Harper, Leko
Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Mawson, Amat, Taylor, Fulton, Britton, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Montero, Llorente
Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Borja
Referee: Michael Oliver
A man for the big occasion?
Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United at Crystal Palace this evening.
He needs one goal to equal Bobby Charlton's club record and the great man is in attendance at Selhurst Park to see if he can manage it.
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