This One Has Draw Written All Over It
Let's hope we see similar pictures tomorrow...
Liverpool line up against Sam Allardyce's Blackburn tomorrow at Anfield. After a somewhat better performance against Napoli, more of the same would be appreciated tomorrow. Blackburn are a hard side to beat, not to mention the fact that Big Sam would absolutely love to kick the Reds while they're down, especially at Anfield.
For Liverpool we can recall the likes of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles who were all left at home in midweek. Still injured is Dirk Kuyt and Glen Johnson who was hoping to feature tomorrow but it's looking like a no go for the England international. Daniel Agger is also said to be missing out which leaves a shake up to be made in defence. Perhaps meaning that Carragher will again be out of position.
Blackburn are without Samba who is suspended and Keith Andrews, Jason Roberts and Vince Grella are all out through injury.
The last time the two sides met it ended with a 2-1 win for Liverpool after goals from Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
With Liverpool currently in such poor form it's difficult to see where we are going to get a win from here. In my eyes all directions are pointing to a draw.
The positive for Liverpool though is that Blackburn haven't exactly been convincing in their last two matches. A 0-0 draw with Sunderland in perhaps one of the most boring games of the season (to be fair they kept a clean sheet with 10 men though) and a 1-0 defeat to Stoke.
It's easy to predict that Blackburn will get stuck in and try to stamp their intentions early on in the first half. If Liverpool can hold out at 0-0 until the second half then hopefully we could nick a win by 90minutes. If Blackburn get the first goal though, that's just bad news all over for me, i've had no confidence in us being able to turn a deficit into a win this season.
Lose tomorrow and we're in deep trouble.