FA Cup team news: Liverpool v Oldham

Rodgers will give some of Liverpool's fringe players a chance to shine. Photo: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to freshen up his side with a few changes for the FA Cup third round visit of League One Oldham on Sunday.

Striker Daniel Sturridge (ankle) and midfielder Joe Allen (hip) are at least 10 days away from full fitness with Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) out for longer, while full-back Glen Johnson was taken off in midweek as a precaution after an ankle knock.

Rodgers could look to utilise some of his youngsters, having named Brad Smith and Jordan Rossiter in recent Premier League squads.

Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Kelly, Johnson, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho, Agger, Moses, Smith, Rossiter, Jones, Ibe, Ilori.

Teenager Jonson Clarke-Harris is ready to answer his manager's call and become Oldham's FA Cup hero at Anfield.

Back in November, when the Latics entered this year's competition at the first-round stage, boss Lee Johnson said he envisioned Clarke-Harris, 19, writing his name into the club's folklore in a similar manner to the way Matt Smith did last year.

Twelve months ago Smith, a former University of Manchester student, scored twice as the League One club eliminated Brendan Rodgers' Reds at Boundary Park and the towering striker then jumped off the bench to net again to force a replay against Everton in the next round.

Smith has seen gone on to bigger and better things at Leeds since and Johnson predicted Clarke-Harris could tread a similar path by becoming this season's FA Cup success story.

And the former Coventry trainee, who scored four goals last month, welcomes such expectation.

"That's something I want to happen," he told Press Association Sport.

"I want to do it for me but at the same time I want to do it for the team as well. Anfield is a great place to go and play and I think we have to enjoy it."