King Or Aliadiere To Lead The Line Against Scousers?

Last updated : 27 February 2009 By Boro Mad
King, on loan from Wigan until the end of the season, missed Boro's clash with the Latics last weekend due to the terms of his contract and was cup-tied for clashes with West Ham that sandwiched Saturday's goalless draw.

Southgate is likely to give fit-again Jeremie Aliadiere his first league start of 2009 following the French forward's fine display in Wednesday's 2-0 FA Cup fifth round win over the Hammers.

Chris Riggott (knee) and Didier Digard (thigh) have long-term injuries and will not feature.

BORO (from): Jones, Hoyte, Pogatetz, Wheater, Huth, Arca, O'Neil, Bates, Downing, Aliadiere, Tuncay, Turnbull, McMahon, Walker, Taylor, Emnes, Johnson A, King, Alves.