Mascherano starts Reds suspension

Javier Mascherano starts a four-match ban when Liverpool face Wolves at Anfield on Boxing Day, though the midfielder (knee) was injured anyway.

Last Updated: 24/12/09 at 11:54

Mascherano: Begins suspension

Mascherano: Begins suspension

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Manager Rafael Benitez is considering bringing in Alberto Aquilani for his first start in the Premier League, the Italian having recovered from a calf injury.

Liverpool's other injury problems are all long term, with Albert Riera, Martin Kelly and Nabil El Zhar all still sidelined.

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Reds (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Skrtel, Insua, Aurelio, Benayoun, Babel, Gerrard, Lucas, Aquilani, Kuyt, Torres, Kyrgiakos, Ngog, Spearing, Dossena, Cavalieri.

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