The FA Cup kicks off for the Reds against the League One side, with Paul Dickov's outfit hoping to cause an early upset against Kenny Dalglish's side.
Kelly, Coates, Carragher, Aurelio
Maxi, Shelvey, Gerrard, Downing
Lee, Diamond, Clarke, Black
Taylor, Adeyemi, Furman, Morais
As with most of the top-flight teams this upcoming week, Liverpool will give opportunities for its youngsters and fringe players a chance to shine.
The likes of Sebastian Coates and Jonjo Shelvey should get starts as they look to grab any opportunity to impress manager Kenny Dalglish.
Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez have hovered on the fringes for the Reds this season and a good showing against the League One side might do them some favors in getting back into first-team action.
Lactics’ boss Paul Dickov will most likely put out his strongest side as he is the first manager given the opportunity to nab an early cup upset, with Oldham’s top scorer this season Shefki Kuqi expected to take center stage up top, with Dean Furman leading the north west side out at Anfield.
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- Liverpool made it to its first FA Cup final back in 1914, but lost 1-0 to Burnley.
- The Reds were successful in the competition for the first time during the Bill Shankly years, winning their first FA Cup title in 1965.
- In current boss Kenny Dalglish’s (pictured right) reign as player-manager, the Scot picked up the trophy twice.
- Oldham has never reached the final of the cup, but has reached the semifinals on three occasions, last reaching the penultimate round in 1994.
- One of Oldham’s most successful managers in their history, David Ashworth, took control of Liverpool just prior to 1920.
- Latics boss Paul Dickov is a former Manchester City favorite.
- The Latics last won at Anfield in 1914 and have won just six times in their last 29 games together.
- Oldham was one of the founding teams of the Premier League.
- Former Liverpool goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis moved from Merseyside in the summer to Oldham, but is yet to appear for the side.