- Defender Younes Kaboul returns in defence after a one-match ban.
- Full back Steve Finnan will line-up against his former club for the first time.
- Pompey have taken just six points out of a possible 24 at Fratton Park this season.
- Avram Grant’s side has beaten Liverpool once in their last 12 meetings.
- The south-coast side has kept one clean sheet in six games.
- Defender Glen Johnson is hoping to return from injury.
- Leading scorer Fernando Torres will be recalled in attack.
- Liverpool have won the last three games between the two teams.
- Winger Albert Riera is doubtful with a hamstring strain.
- Ryan Babel is struggling to overcome an ankle injury.
- Liverpool have won only four of their last 16 games in all competitions.
- The Reds have lost four out of their eight away matches in the Premier League this season.