Liverpool Search For Anfield Win
|I'm so dizzy, ma head is spinnin' ! (Coates rumoured to be in Liverpool today.)|
Liverpool face Bolton tomorrow for their third Premier League fixture of the season. On the back of a 3-1 win in the Carling Cup and a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, the Reds will be more than confident heading into this fixture against Owen Coyle's side.
Liverpool are still without Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson's hamstring injury looks set to keep him out again on Saturday. Raul Meireles will also be unavailable after a collarbone injury gained in the midweek tie with Exeter.
For Bolton they are without Ricketts, Meirs and Steinsson. Also out is Alonso who suffered a similar fate to Meireles, getting injured midweek, the break to a bone in his foot will keep him out for nearly 2 months.
Bolton have made a good start to the season after a rampant victory over Queens Park Rangers, they were unlucky in a hard fought fixture against Manchester City, putting two goals past the big spenders and missing out on a point by the slenderest of margins.
Klasnic is probably the man to watch for Bolton, aside from Kevin Davies of course. But Klasnic offers a somewhat unnoticed threat for Bolton, the striker can boast a very good goals to minutes on the pitch ratio yet when a conversation sparks up in the pub about prolific forwards, nobody ever mentions him do they?
With the strength he has behind him too, the Liverpool defence will have to be on their toes tomorrow. Speaking of which, i wonder if the deal for Sebastian Coates (Co- ah- tez folks! Yet another name which will have a million different variations depending on the commentator) will have sealed his deal at Anfield by kick off tomorrow?
We have to trace back the stats to 2003 to find a Bolton win at Anfield, plenty of goals in their 3-2 leage cup victory over the Reds. Their last win however was a more recent affair, two goals for Bolton in 2006 saw no return from Liverpool.
The Reds tomorrow will look to improve on their opening fixture at Anfield, a draw with Sunderland was respectable but the kopites will surely be striving to see a win tomorrow to ensure 7 points from 3 games.
My prediction is no surprise, Luis Suarez in the scoring and I'm going to go for another 2-0 for the Reds. I'd like to see Kuyt chosen to start tomorrow as i think his tenacity is something that is required to break down a grafting Bolton side early on. Replacing him with Stewart Downing in the second half for me is a good plan of action for tomorrow.