Jordan Henderson and Martin Kelly both make their 50th appearance for the club, while Stuart Downing will reach the same landmark if he comes off the bench
The youngster slots into a weakened Reds side, with Pepe Reina starting in goal and Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger also selected whilst Andy Carroll misses out with speculation over his future at the club still rife.
Jordan Henderson and Martin Kelly both make their 50th Liverpool appearance, while Stuart Downing will reach the same landmark if he comes off the bench.
Hearts go into the match lying second in the SPL, yet will also look to overcome disapointment after allowing Inverness a point despite leading 2-0 at half-time last time out.
David Templeton starts in the heart of midfield behind John Sutton whilst Arvydas Novikovas and Callum Paterson start of the flanks.
The Edinburgh-based club will be looking to improve on last year's performance at this stage, crashing out to a 5-0 thrashing by Tottenham.
Liverpool starting XI: Reina, Robinson, Carragher, Agger, Kelly, Henderson, Spearing, Adam, Shelvey, Sterling, Borini
Subs: Jones, Coates, Downing, Lucas, Allen, Flanagan, Morgan
Hearts starting XI: MacDonald; R. McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger; Paterson, Barr, Taouil, Templeton, Novikovas; Sutton.
Subs: Enckelman, D.McGowan, Smith, Carrick, Robinson, Driver, McHattie.