Benitez: Liverpool at full-strength for Luton clash

Rafa Benitez has vowed to pick the strongest side possible to face League One Luton in the third round FA Cup replay at Anfield on Tuesday.

The Liverpool boss has rejected claims he fielded a weakened team for the original match, which the sides drew 1-1.

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"I was surprised when a journalist questioned me about not using my strongest team," Benitez told the Liverpool Daily Post.

"We had 10 international players in the side but the journalist was just talking about Fernando Torres, so I think he didn't know exactly about our squad.

"We will approach the replay with the same idea. I will use a strong team again because we want to progress in the FA Cup.

"It is a fantastic competition and we want to win it again.

"Maybe we can learn from this game and it will be totally different at Anfield. We have another opportunity now and I have a lot of confidence in our team. I think we will win because we want to progress in the competition."

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