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Cardiff will continue their fight against relegation from the Premier League when they host title-chasing Liverpool on Saturday.

Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pretty much a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Cardiff encouraged by last weekend’s performance at Everton, when they succumbed to an injury-time goal.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, has no new injury concerns.

He will select from the same squad which defeated Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford last weekend and there are likely to be few changes to the starting line-up.

Midfielder Lucas Leiva and Mamadou Sakho both returned to the bench for that game after long lay-offs and will be included again in south Wales.

Saying every game is a cup final at this stage of the season is such a cliché, but for the Liverpool fans travelling to Cardiff it does summon such memories.

They have fond recollections of the Welsh city from FA and League Cup success.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not have picked a worse fixture with which to plot a route to safety.

He will need keeper David Marshall to be as inspired as against Everton last week.

Stat of the game: Liverpool need two goals to add to their 76 to claim their highest goals-return in the Premier League.

Cardiff (Possible, 5-3-1-1): Marshall; Fabio, Caulker, Cala, Theophile-Catherine, John; Kim, Medel, Mutch; Noone; Campbell.
Out: Hudson (hamstring), Taylor (unspecified).

Liverpool (Possible, 4-3-3): Mignolet; Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson; Henderson, Gerrard, Allen; Sturridge, Suarez, Sterling
Out: Coates, Enrique (both knee).

Referee: Neil Swarbrick. Matches: 15, R0 Y49.

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