Rafa Benitez has called up 21 player to face Chievo Verona. Mesto (knee), Zuniga (knee) and Behrami (foot) are long-term injured players, Federico Fernandez is suspended. Pepe Reina returns after suffering a thigh problem. Armero has the flu.
Goalkeepers: Rafael, Reina, Colombo;
Defenders: Albiol, Britos, Cannavaro, Maggio, Reveillere, Uvini;
Midfielders: Dzemaili, Hamsik, Inler, Jorginho, Radosevic, Bariti;
Forwards: Callejon, Mertens, Higuain, Insigne, Pandev, Duvan.