Premier League - Sturridge starts on bench, Chelsea pick Kalas

Liverpool have named an unchanged line-up for their top-of-the-table Premier League clash against Chelsea.

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Premier League - Sturridge starts on bench, Chelsea pick Kalas
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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, pictured, knows each remaining league game will be tough

That means that the fit-again Daniel Sturridge starts the match on the bench.

Jose Mourinho has carried out his threat to rest a number of first team regulars in his starting XI.

They are still able to name a strong line-up though, although Czech defender Tomas Kalas is handed his first Premier League start at the heart of the defence beside the returning Branislav Ivanovic.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan; Gerrard; Allen, Lucas; Sterling; Coutinho, 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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