Liverpool Look To Book Place In Group Stages

Here's hoping his passing is as slick as his hair...
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Liverpool welcome Hearts to Anfield on Thursday evening as they aim to book their place in the Europa League group stages. With a 1-0 win at Tynecastle it's the Reds who hold the advantage but the tie is far from over.

After a strong performance against Manchester City (minus those silly mistakes) Liverpool are in a more comfortable position going into this fixture compared to the match at Hearts which was played after Liverpool had fell to a 3-0 defeat.

Brendan Rodgers will surely look to make some changes to the side that lined up against Manchester City. Daniel Agger may feature after serving his ban and also new signing Nuri Sahin may get his first chance to impress the Anfield faithful.

Raheem Sterling is the starlet on everyone's lips at the moment and although some people feel he may not start due to playing the whole 90 minutes at the weekend I think there's a very big chance we'll be seeing him Thursday night.

Hearts on the other hand I would assume will not be making many changes. Their strongest possible side troubled Liverpool at times on their home turf and so to have any chance of going through they need to replicate this.

I think Liverpool will have got their act together since the last fixture and even when performing pretty badly we still picked up a result and so I'll go for a 2-0 win at Anfield for the Reds.

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