Craig Bellamy is left on the bench against his former club as Kenny Dalglish keeps faith with the strikeforce which demolished Brighton 6-1 in the FA Cup
Andy Carroll instead partners Luis Suarez in the Reds attack, while Stewart Downing is also rewarded for an improved display in last week's 6-1 FA Cup demolition of Brighton with a starting spot on the left flank.
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay makes four changes to the side which saw off Crystal Palace on penalties in the semi-final, with captain Mark Hudson, Kevin McNaughton, Rudy Gestede and Joe Mason all returning.
Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique; Gerrard, Adam, Henderson, Downing; Suarez, Carroll
Subs: Maxi, Kuyt, Spearing, Carragher, Doni, Kelly, Bellamy
Cardiff City: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Turner, Taylor; Whittingham, Gunnarson, Cowie; Gestede, Miller, Mason
Subs: Marshall, Kiss, Gerrard, Earnshaw, Conway, Naylor, Blake