Reds Look For Win At Molineux

I'd love for Carroll to score in this one...
Liverpool travel to my hometown of Wolverhampton on Tuesday night as they prepare to face Wolves in the Premier League. Liverpool are on a massive high after knocking both Manchester City and Manchester United out of the League and FA Cup, but can the Reds compose themselves in exactly the sort of fixture that has caused them to stumble in the league?

Liverpool don't have any new injury worries and with Craig Bellamy only featuring in the United game, it is probable the Welshman may start. There were rumours going around from The Times newspaper that Steven Gerrard picked up an injury but I'm not certain how true those rumours are as i haven't read anything else on the matter.

For Wolves, they're in a bit of trouble, especially in midfield. Karl Henry is serving a one match suspension and so misses out and injured are O'Hara and Frimpong. The on loan Arsenal player had an immediate impact in the Wolves side so they will be looking for somebody to step up against Liverpool on Tuesday evening.

The last time the two sides met, Luis Suarez was on the score sheet in a game that Liverpool won 2-1. I have fond memories of this because i was in a pub in Wolverhampton literally encircled by Wolves fans whilst dancing to and singing "I Just Can't Get Enough"... Good times.

We don't have to go too far back though for a Wolves win against Liverpool. They won 1-0 in December 2010 at Anfield. Another game i remember very well because i was in the same pub, surrounded by Wolves fans again but this time jumping up for an offside Skrtel goal and then being humiliated at the final whistle. Not so good times...

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have lost their last two away matches.
  • Wolves haven't beat Liverpool at Molineux since 1981.
  • Liverpool have conceded the second lowest total of goals in the League this season.

As you all know, what with living in Wolverhampton, working at the Molineux, plus having family and the fella as fans, i pick up a fair bit of knowledge about them as the season goes by so here's my two cents...

In my opinion Wolves still have problems with their defence, Berra and Johnson for me are problematic and the last time Wolves kept a clean sheet was back in August against Aston Villa. The positive for Wolves though is that they have a fantastic keeper in Wayne Hennessey behind their defence.

As for the midfield. With O'Hara and Frimpong out, plus the loaning out of Guedioura who is a skillful little player, Liverpool have less to worry about. Milijas has got a shot on him though and the tenacity of Hunt is always difficult to deal with.

The prize possession Wolves have though is that man Steven Fletcher, a truly natural goalscorer, give him even half a chance and the ball will be in the back of the net. Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have formed a superb partnership of late, if they can keep Fletcher quiet then the chances of Wolves getting anything out of the game are seriously decreased.

From Liverpool's side of things, we're still struggling to score goals. I have the utmost faith in the defence for Tuesday night but I'm slightly concerned as to where the goals are going to come from. Carroll had a cracker against United but in my opinion he needs someone up front with him, he worked well with Kuyt in my opinion.

Bellamy of course is capable of grabbing a goal but it's just knowing whether or not he'll start. Whatever side is chosen, Liverpool need a win and 3 points, they can't afford to keep sliding in the league like they have been.

Enjoy the match folks, i get a free ticket! I might be able to get in with the Liverpool fans but if not i have to make do with the family section of the Billy Wright. Me fella's going too, he'll be in the South Bank so let the banter begin!