1 Is Steven Gerrard in line for a start for The Reds? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will have the choice to start Steven Gerrard in the FA Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa at Wembley on Sunday.The Reds skipper returns from a three-match ban for a stamp on Manchester United’s Ander Herrera, but has only played 27 minutes for the Reds since 10 February.For Liverpool news, views and videos check out Talk Liverpool on FacebookThis lack of football may influence Rodgers’ selection, but a chance to play such a seasoned campaigner in a big match, where experience could prove vital, is a tempting proposition.Aston Villa have been tricky opposition for Liverpool in recent times, with the Reds winning five of the last 10 games between the two.Villa head into the game in a good run of form, losing just twice in their last seven games since the beginning of March – a record matched by Liverpool.The return of Gerrard is a boost for Rodgers, but he may be unable to call on the services of Daniel Sturridge once again with the striker struggling for fitness.THE INCREDIBLE LIVERPOOL MANAGERS RECORD THAT RODGERS IS HOPING TO EXTENDWembley may also come too soon for Adam Lallana and Mamadou Sakho, but Mario Balotelli and Martin Skrtel will be available for selection.The temptation to start Gerrard will be there for the Liverpool manager, but what are the alternatives?talkSPORT takes a look at potential line ups with and without Gerrard. Which team would you pick? With Gerrard:Without Gerrard:GoalkeeperThis position effectively picks itself for Rodgers, with Simon Mignolet having been the preferred choice in goal for several months.The Belgian is finally starting to show his true talents in the Liverpool shirt and his command of his area is improving game on game.What will be interesting is whether Rodgers will choose to bring in a more established goalkeeper to the club next season to challenge Mignolet for that green jersey.DefenceWith Mamadou Sakho unavailable for selection, Dejan Lovren will more than likely come in to form a back three alongside Martin Skrtel and Emre Can.Lovren has had a stuttering first season with The Reds since his £20m move from Southampton in the summer, but he may now be able to show his true qualities in the final few games of the season with the opportunity to start more games due to injuries. MidfieldThe choice of who to play in midfield will prove the biggest selection headache for Brendan Rodgers.Club captain Steven Gerrard is back in contention to start the game and may be the experience the team needs in such an important encounter in the club’s season.The talismanic midfielder has won this competition twice, alongside three Football League Cups, a UEFA Champions League Cup, a UEFA Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and one Community Shield.Despite this, it is expected that Rodgers will keep faith in the midfield that has done so well since January.Liverpool have lost just two games in the Premier League since the turn of the year and are just four points off a Champions League spot.A lot of this has to do with the form of midfielders such as Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho, who has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.The speed at which these two operate, alongside Joe Allen and the defensive capabilities of Lucas, proves too much to handle for many midfields and will be what Rodgers will want in what is set to be a contested area of the pitch at the weekend.Glen Johnson and Alberto Moreno could fill the wing-back roles, with Jordan Ibe cup-tied.AttackWith Daniel Sturridge set to miss the game through injury and Mario Balotelli unlikely to start, Rodgers will more than likely start Sterling as the lone striker.The 20-year-old has been in the papers for all the wrong reasons of late, first for reportedly turning down a £100,000-a-week contact and then for being pictured inhaling laughing gas and smoking a shisha pipe.But his form on the pitch appeared to be unaffected against Newcastle, capping off a fine display with a goal.Sterling has 12 goals this season in all competitions and has been shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year award – a season that any attacking midfielder would be proud of.But he will have to prove several critics wrong in the final few games of the season and a match-winning performance at Wembley would prove a perfect remedy to the situation.