Reds Midweek Match At Ewood Park

I'd start these pair again...
Liverpool have a midweek trip to Blackburn on Tuesday as they aim to improve on their draw in the league with Aston Villa. It's no secret that goals and wins have been evading the Reds lately and with an important FA Cup Semi Final against Everton at the weekend, they need to find form, fast.

Injuries for Blackburn mean Steve Kean could have to readdress his starting line up, Olsson gained a knock in Blackburn's last match and so is a doubt and Kean is also without Modeste who is suspended.

Liverpool still have long standing injuries within the squad but thankfully after Agger made an appearance against Aston Villa it is expected he will feature once again. Doni is also sure to start in goal as Reina serves his second match ban.

Blackburn have lost their last three in the league but have still produced some decent and sometimes threatening performances. At times during their game against Manchester United it looked like they may keep them out but they went on to lose 2-0.

Blackburn are one of several clubs in a relegation fight and after watching Liverpool's recent performances they will surely fancy their chances. Liverpool need to take the positives from the Villa performance and capitalise on them.

The last time the two sides met in December at Anfield, both teams had to settle with a point. The 1-1 draw back then was considered a poor result but as we've seen, things have become a lot worse in the league since then for Liverpool.

Even more of a concern for Liverpool is the fact that the last time they visited Ewood Park they lost 3-1. Blackburn actually have a decent record at home to Liverpool and they will surely take heart from this.

Usually here I'd give you a stat sandwich but once again, the beeb and other previews where i get the stats from are being stupidly slow and so you'll have to go hungry this week! I do apologise! Haha.

Here's hoping that Liverpool win on Tuesday night, not only to restore a small glimmer of pride to our league campaign (or what's left of it... catching Everton) but also to boost our confidence ready for Wembley.

I still am in the mindset that Liverpool will play well against Everton because we've played well against bigger opposition this season and we've been great in the cups. Plus, it's at Wembley so there's no home advantage.

Enjoy the match anyways folks!

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