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The forward is not fit enough for a place in Liverpool's starting lineup, while Jose Mourinho has named a competitive side which sees the Australian keeper picked ahead of Hilario

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named a strong squad for Sunday's trip to Anfield to face Liverpool despite threatening to play a weakened side.

Reports had suggested the Portuguese was going to enact wholesale changes to keep his regular first-teamers fit and fresh for the midweek Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

But, while the squad has been rotated, only one youngster has made the starting XI, 20-year-old centre-back Tomas Kalas.

Mourinho has also stuck with Mark Schwarzer in goal, with Hilario only on the bench, and three of the back four expected to start against Atleti are picked to face Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers has named the same side that beat Norwich City 3-2 last time out, with Daniel Sturridge only fit enough for a place among the substitutes.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez. SUBS: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Alberto, Aspas, Sturridge.

Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole; Lampard, Mikel, Matic; Salah, Ba, Schurrle. SUBS: Hilario, Ake, Cahill, Van Ginkel, Baker, Willian, Torres.

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