i would be peeved if Carroll did not start. I really think we should be going for the kill. Gerrard if in the middle should eb dictating their midfield.
Their centre midfield will be one of Giggs (38) or Scholes (37) with Carrick. Of course Rooney will be dropping in to help out but we shouldn't be getting too scared by that centre midfield.
I suspect we'll play Gerrard off Suarez but personally but as I said before, Suarez can drop in and pick Scholes so why go on the back foot when their defence/keeper will not be able to deal with Carroll in the air. We can even just go long to him from the back and get 2 runners with him for scraps and they will struggle to stop it.
I remember years ago under Evans I think, we played them at Anfield with Kvarme and I think Matteo at centre half. They had their great midfield (and it was great) of Giggs/Scholes/Keane/Beckham and could play football as they liked. That day they just lumped it onto Sheringham and picked up scraps because our centre halves couldn't live with him in the air and we were all over the place at the back and lost.
Sometimes it's horses for courses.