Liverpool vs. Bolton: FA Cup Preview

Liverpool are set to rest some key players for this match following their 1-1 draw in the Capital One Cup Semi Final against Chelsea when they host Bolton Wanderers in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

Rodgers is sure to rotate against the Championship opposition with a second-leg against Chelsea in three days time but he has several players that are genuinely capable of competing against this type of opposition, and the manager can use their attributes if he chooses to rest some of his regular stars. Rodgers has already confirmed, per the club's official website, that midfielder Jordan Rossiter will feature in the game.

As for Bolton, they look to have their hopes in two stars that really made an impact in the Premier League back in their day, with 37 year old Emile Heskey, who returns to the ground where he once played, and 36 year old Icelanic player Eidur Gudjohnsen, who played many years at Chelsea. The hope is to on them to be able to pull another FA Cup shock by defeating the Premier League powerhouses, with Bolton sitting 15th in the league table.

Rodgers confirmed before the game that Daniel Sturridge won't be fit to return following injury and reports claims that Mario Balotelli won't feature as well, which leaves either Fabio Borini or Rickie Lambert as Liverpool's No. 9, and both will be in confident spirits after scoring in the recent 2-0 victory away to Aston Villa in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Joe Allen and Glen Johnson are back into the squad, whilst Dejan Lovren is expected to return to the bench.

Bolton are set to start with former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey alongside Eidur Gudjohnsen in attack, but they are without Lee Chung-yong (leg), Craig Davies (hamstring), Marc Tierney (ankle), Mark Davies and Max Clayton (knee) on their trip to Merseyside.

Pre-match quotes:

"It's a wonderful thing to go back. I'm 37, I'm not a young lad so to go back and play at Anfield is a great thing. It wasn't long ago, a few months ago, when I was doing work for LFCTV so to actually be going back there and putting my boots on and playing against Liverpool is wonderful. I've thought about it. The fans were wonderful to me while I was there. I'll hopefully get a good reception and play my heart out." - Emile Heskey

''The squad needs that time to evolve and work together and this squad has Premier League-winning capabilities. If we can get success in a cup competition this year it'll give us greater stimulus to stick together, but you always need more quality." - Brendan Rodgers

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