John Aldridge believes Kenny Dalglish has a 'nightmare' challenge ahead of him this weekend when he finalises his starting eleven for the Carling Cup final.
The former Liverpool striker says there are several players who are a certainty to start against Cardiff, but for many others a nervous wait lies ahead as they wait to discover if they are in Kenny's starting line-up.
"Getting to Cup Finals might be every footballers' dream, but take it from me, Kenny Dalglish will have a nightmare decision to make ahead of Sunday's Wembley appearance," said Aldridge.
"Kenny has to decide who's going to run out at Wembley on Sunday - and even more agonisingly he has to choose who isn't.
"I've been in that position when I took Tranmere Rovers FC to the Worthington Cup Final in 2000 and it's not a pleasant decision.
"John Achterberg was the man I had to disappoint, when I told him Joe Murphy was getting the nod in goal.
"I think he forgave me, eventually, but goalkeeper is probably about the only position Kenny won't have to think long and hard about on Sunday.
"Pepe Reina will be the first name on the teamsheet, but after that Kenny has some serious thinking to do.
"The two full-backs will probably be Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique, with Martin Kelly unfortunate to miss out - but the central defenders will be all about Jamie Carragher.
"He's played in so many of the earlier rounds this season and has been such an inspiration for so many years - but he will have to wait to see if he gets the nod ahead of Agger and Skrtel. That's a tough, tough call for Kenny.
"Steven Gerrard will be skipper and Craig Bellamy will definitely start on the left - but it's perm any one from three down the right, with Dirk Kuyt, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing all in contention, and a toss up between Jay Spearing and Charlie Adam for the other central midfield role.
"But where I wouldn't expect Kenny to spend too long deliberating is up front.
"For me Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez have to start. Both are playing well, both had the confidence boost of a goal on Sunday and both are players Cardiff will have their hands full trying to contain."