Benitez told Liverpool’s official website: “Robbie will play.
“We will be using our whole squad. Maybe it will be a combination of senior professionals and some young players.
“You know our idea from previous years. We do take the competition seriously, but it’s clear we must be careful when we decide who plays.
“People still talk about changes in the team, but look at the situation we have with a player like Steve Finnan.
“He has already played nearly 20 games this season. For some clubs, that’s virtually half a season.
“It’s clear that’s not a good situation for the player or the club.”