Can We Make It Four Wins On The Bounce?
Reina celebrates after the Reds big win over Chelsea...
Liverpool make the short trip to Wigan this evening for their midweek fixture. After an emphatic win over Chelsea anything seems possible but can Liverpool transfer the skills from beating the champions into skills to grind down lower caliber opposition?
Injuries for Liverpool mean we are still without Joe Cole and Daniel Agger. Brad Jones is also injured and Sotirios Kyrgiakos is still recovering from his bout of tonsillitis.
Fernando Torres simply has to start. Clearly justified from his most recent performance the number 9 would surely benefit from another 90minutes and i for one would bank on him scoring tonight. Defence could be slightly different tonight depending on whether Roy sticks with Kelly or brings Johnson back. Midfield i feel has been working well and it's no coincidence that the performances have been better with the absence of Poulsen.
For Wigan they are without James McCarthy, Steve Gohouri and Emmerson Boyce. Wigan have familiar face Chris Kirkland in between the sticks and unfortunately for him his recent record doesn't bode too well with 14 goals conceded at home. The Reds will be ready to pounce on this weakness for the Latics.
The last 6 matches show only one win for Wigan whilst we can announce 3 wins on the trot.
Wigan of course beat us in our last meeting with a 1-0 victory. They also managed a 1-1 draw the season before at the DW Stadium so perhaps Wigan will not be so easy to break down?
With the Reds on such good form of late however it would be criminal not to capitalise and hopefully move even higher up the table.