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The striker returns to the substitutes' bench after serving his suspension, while Steven Gerrard is back in the starting XI and Rafael van der Vaart misses out for the visitors

Luis Suarez starts on the bench for Liverpool against Tottenham at Anfield on Monday night after sitting out since Boxing Day due to suspension.

Captain Steven Gerrard is also back in the starting XI for the Reds after being rested by boss Kenny Dalglish for the trip to Wolves last week, while Andy Carroll continues to lead the line.

Spurs, meanwhile, are without the injured Aaron Lennon, Rafael van der Vaart, Jermain Defoe and Younes Kaboul, with new signings Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen among the substitutes.

Reina; Kelly, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson; Gerrard, Spearing, Adam; Kuyt, Carroll, Bellamy.

Subs: Doni, Suarez, Henderson, Coates, Downing, Carragher, Aurelio.

Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto; Livermore, Parker; Kranjcar, Modric, Bale; Adebayor.

Cudicini, Bongani, Nelsen, Rose, Luongo, Lancaster, Saha.