The Sky Blues captain starts against Peterborough, in today's second fixture at the Weston Homes Stadium.
The captain had been out for the last week or so with a knock, but he has now recovered to start against the Posh.
In goal, Ben Wilson is between the sticks and he has a back five of Brandon Mason, Declan Drysdale, Jordon Thompson, Josh Pask and Jack Burroughs in front of him.
In midfield, Josh Eccles is joined alongside Kelly and they have Will Bapaga and Jodi Jones ahead of them, with Amadou Bakayoko leading the line.
Sky Blues Xl: Ben Wilson, Brandon Mason, Declan Drysdale, Jordon Thompson, Josh Pask, Jack Burroughs, Liam Kelly (C), Josh Eccles, Jodi Jones, Will Bapaga, Amadou Bakayoko.
Subs: Tom Billson, Dan Lafferty, Jordan Young, Max Biamou, Gervane Kastaneer, David Bremang, Jay McGrath, Marcel Hilssner.