A third round tie away to League Two side Wimbledon would have been the perfect opportunity for Mario Balotelli to finally kick-start his Liverpool career.
But if Anfield-insider @DamianLFCpl is correct on Twitter, it appears Balotelli will remain benched by Brendan Rodgers, with Rickie Lambert favoured up front.
Damian posted a supposedly confirmed starting XI for Liverpool’s trip to Wimbledon tonight. That said, it’s still a very strong squad. Fair play to Rodgers for not fielding a weakened side…
Mignolet – Emre Can, Škrtel, Sakho – Manquillo, Henderson, Lucas, Marković – Gerrard, Coutinho – Lambert.
— Damian (@DamianLFCpl) January 4, 2015