The Portuguese defender is named alongside captain for the night Daniel Agger, who is returning to his former club for the match, which can be watched live online via LFCTV GO.
Rossiter, meanwhile, partners Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva in Rodgers' midfield. Fabio Borini is supported in attack by Suso, back from a loan spell in Spain, and Joao Carlos Teixeira.
The Liverpool team in full: B Jones, Kelly, Ilori, Agger, Smith, Lucas, Rossiter, Coutinho, Suso, Borini, Teixeira.
Substitutes: Ward, Allen, Ibe, Coady, Skrtel, Flanagan, Adorjan, Phillips, Wisdom, L Jones, Peterson, Stewart.