Liverpool Require Win After Poor Run In League

Owen Coyle has left his side with a lot to do as they strive to get out of the relegation zone...
Liverpool make the trip to Bolton on Saturday for another Premier League fixture. After a disappointing draw against Stoke at Anfield, the Reds will be looking to put that behind them and take all three points from a struggling Bolton side.

Liverpool don't have any new injury worries although Jay Spearing still hasn't recovered from his hamstring problem. Luis Suarez is also still unavailable as he continues his suspension.

Bolton are welcoming back goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen as he returns from an injury to his thigh, it isn't certain whether he will start though.

The last time the two sides met was in August last year. Liverpool won the game 3-1 with Henderson scoring his first Liverpool goal. Trips to the Reebok have been pretty kind to the Reds too, we have to go back to 2006 for a slim win for Bolton.

Bolton are currently lying in 19th whilst Liverpool are in 7th. A win for Liverpool could potentially move them up to 6th.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have only scored 24 goals in 21 game in the league this season.
  • Bolton have only drawn once so far this season in the league.
  • The Reds have only won 1 game out of their last 5 in the league.

It was an interesting line up chosen by Dalglish against Stoke and as i said in the match report, i personally think it was all wrong. Hopefully, it won't be a similar set up on Saturday, i would like to see Maxi Rodriguez start because one thing everybody agrees on is that Liverpool are lacking that cutting edge at the moment and along with Craig Bellamy, Maxi is the man to provide a bit of excitement.

If Liverpool fail to win, the prospect of finishing 4th will suddenly seem like a marathon rather than the 10,000 metres. It's a tough task as it is but with the collection of draws and the lack of ability to score several goals, Liverpool could find themselves in danger of missing out on qualifying for the Champions League once again.