Liverpool Welcome Birmingham City To Anfield On Monday Night

Birmingham City travel to Anfield tomorrow and i should hope that Alex McLeish turns up more prepared than he did to The Molineux yesterday after forgetting his remembrance day poppy. Luckily he did manage to sort the situation out and eventually took his seat in the stand complete with poppy but will he be able to sort out the situation at Anfield?

Birmingham are currently sitting 15th in the table with the prospect of moving further down depending on results today. So there is no doubt that the Blues will be looking to improve on their current league position and will be more than up for the game at Anfield.

Top goalscorer at the moment for the Midlands side is Lee Bowyer although a grand total of 3 in all competitions is hardly something to be too weary about. Goals appear to be a key aspect Birmingham are lacking, let's hope that this problem continues to occur on Monday.

So with the news flying around that Gerrard may start, he may not start, Torres may start, he may not start it is pretty uncertain due to the calls of late fitness tests by Rafa who will actually start. Also with the suspension of Carragher and Degen the defence needs to be as solid as possible.
Big rumours appear to suggest that Aquilani could gain his first Premier League start on Monday too but this is still too sceptical to be certain.

Stat Sandwich:
+Birmingham are unbeaten against Liverpool in the last six league games.
+The Reds' last win over Birmingham came in May 2004 when goals from Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and Steven Gerrard secured a 3-0 win.
+Birmingham have scored eight league goals this season. Of all the teams in England only Darlington (League Two) have scored fewer - 7.

Liverpool enter this game on the back of a draw against Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday. Usually a draw away to Lyon wouldn't be as affecting but looking at the situation it leaves us in this will obviously be on the lads minds.

The boys however will be aware that this is a winnable fixture and the three points must be gained, Gerrard or no Gerrard, Torres or no Torres, whoever is fielded should quite happily be able to go out and do this.

My Prediction: 2-0.