Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the rest his regular first-team players enjoyed in midweek will help them against Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.
"I think they will hopefully benefit a lot from not having to travel," Rodgers told Liverpool's official website.
"Obviously they continued to work, but as we saw against Manchester City, we'd rested a number of players for the trip to Hearts, and in that game the players were fresh and put in a very, very good performance.
"We left a number of players behind and a lot of them will be involved in Sunday's game from the start, and we're really looking forward to seeing them put in a fresh, energetic performance."
Liverpool are currently third from bottom in the league table with just two points from four matches.