Martinez's Lactics Travel To Anfield

ASTON VILLA V WIGAN ATHLETIC
Wigan are next up at Anfield tomorrow night in what should be an unpredictable midweek fixture for the lads. Firstly going by our own recent form, anything could happen and secondly looking at Wigan, they beat Chelsea, but they also fell to a massive 9-1 defeat from Spurs so which Wigan will turn up?

For Liverpool Riera, Kelly, NEZ and Babel are all still expected to be unavailable. Wigan's only problem is Emmerson Boyce after a head injury he sustained in the Stoke match.


Martinez is not expecting this to be an easy fixture though even with our boys on the back of some bad results he was quoted saying:


"Liverpool are on the back of a disappointing result, but they have a world-class squad which alone makes them a very dangerous side."

Effectively he is right we do arguably have a world class squad especially in the likes of Gerrard, Torres, Reina, Mascherano etc but from the performances so far this season you wouldn't think so would you? It's only a matter of time though before eventually this team starts clicking together again like they did in the latter stages of last season, along with the introduction of Aquilani the results will hopefully start to pick up providing we keep our star men in shape.

Stat Sandwich:

  • Dirk Kuyt has scored more goals for Liverpool against Wigan than any other player with 5 goals.
  • Wigan have conceded 36 goals this season so far, more than any other club in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have scored in all 8 league meetings with Wigan.
With home advantage and the realisation that this is even more of a must win game the lads should be able to do this tomorrow. Again i feel we need an early goal and of course the defence needs to be solid. It would be nice to do it properly tomorrow and come away with a good win along with a clean sheet.


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