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Jamie Carragher takes the captain's armband especially to honour his 700th match for the Reds, while new manager Brendan Rodgers makes his bow in European football

Fabio Borini is to make his debut for Liverpool up front in their Europa League qualifying clash away to FC Gomel.

The match is new manager Brendan Rodgers' first in charge of the club and the Ulsterman fields an experienced lineup in Belarus, with the Italian the only starter not to have played for the Reds before and Joe Cole recalled to the team following last season's loan spell at Lille.

Veteran defender Jamie Carragher takes the captain's armband from regular skipper Steven Gerrard on a one-off basis to honour the long-serving centre-back for playing his 700th match for the club.

Daniel Agger was not included in the match squad but Lucas Leiva could make his first appearance of the calendar year 2012 after recovering from a long-term injury to make the bench.

FC Gomel starting XI: Bushma; Matyevchik, Voronkov, Kirilchik, Klimovich; Kashevski, Kozeka; Levitski, Platonov, Nowak; Alumona

Subs: Sakovich, Palomeque, Yevseyenko, Timoshenko, Lipatkin, Demidovich, Sheryakov

Liverpool starting XI:
Jones; Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique; Henderson, Spearing; Downing, Gerrard, Cole; Borini

Subs: Gulacsi, Lucas, Adam, Shelvey, Kelly, Robinson, Sterling