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Spearing: I'll fight for Pool place

JAY SPEARING knows he has a fight on his hands to get back into the Liverpool midfield -- and is aiming to showcase his battling qualities in tonight's Carling Cup fourth round clash with Stoke.

"With the new players that have come in I haven't had as many chances as I would have liked," Spearing (pictured) said.

"If I do get the chance to play it will be a massive game for me."

Dalglish has vowed to field a "very strong" line-up but is expected to make a number of changes from Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Norwich.

Craig Bellamy will be hoping to keep his place, while Daniel Agger made his return from injury as a substitute against the Canaries and could force his way into the team.