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Reds On The Hunt For Easter Sunday Win

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Liverpool make the trip to Birmingham on Easter Sunday as they prepare to face Aston Villa. The meeting between the two sides at Anfield was less than favourable for the Reds and after Liverpool's last match before the international break ending in a scoreline that matched their loss to Villa it will be interesting to see whether Brendan's boys can pull themselves together for this one.

Injuries for Liverpool mean that Borini and Allen are both unavailable. Pepe Reina should be able to start again between the sticks though which is a positive for Brendan Rodgers. Aston Villa are without Clark and Holmann but Paul Lambert will have full choice from the rest of his team.

The last time the two sides met was in December last year. Those who follow me on Twitter will know I rarely get to see the lads play but I managed to attend this game, unfortunately for me it wasn't exactly a brilliant one to watch. A real dire performance from the lads was only made a touch better with a …

Dire Defending In Southampton Loss

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Liverpool fell to a 3-1 defeat at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon and there's no hiding from the fact that sloppy defending and an all round poor performance led the Reds to their fate. Southampton were perhaps underestimated in the run up to this fixture but with Liverpool on such good form it wasn't hard to expect another 3 points, Southampton though were dominant and took full advantage of their ease in breaking through the Liverpool defence.
The Saints first goal came very early into the game, just after the 5 minute mark Liverpool found themselves trailing after a Schneiderlin goal from close range. It was an unexpected start for Brendan's side but with so long left to go nobody was panicking yet.
The first goal though highlighted a similar story for the rest of the game. The newly returned Martin Skrtel would play a part in a rather sloppy defence, don't get me wrong, I'm a Skrtel fan but it annoys me when people are quick to slate his counterpart Jamie …

Reds Look To Keep European Hopes Alive

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Liverpool are off down south on Saturday to face Pochettino's Southampton side. The Reds are heading into this game on the back of 3 wins in the league and if Southampton want to bolster their hopes of keeping out of the relegation zone they are going to need to put in a very good performance.

Southampton are currently placed in 16th just a point away from the drop zone whilst Liverpool find themselves in 6th place on 45 points. It's a long shot but the Reds are still mathematically involved in the race for 4th and so Liverpool will relish the chance at picking up another 3 points on Saturday.

Injuries for Liverpool mean that there is still a doubt hanging over Pepe Reina and so we could see Brad Jones between the sticks again. Southampton have no real injury worries at all and Pochettino has a full side to choose from.

The last time the two sides met was in December last year, Liverpool won 1-0 with Daniel Agger finding the back of the net. The last time Liverpool made the t…

Suarez Wins Battle Over Bale In Spurs Win

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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side showed real heart on Sunday afternoon as they fought their way past Spurs to win 3-2 at Anfield. Despite the Reds taking the lead via Luis Suarez the away side managed to find an equaliser just before half time. Thankfully for Liverpool though Spurs appeared to become a bit too complacent when they found their second goal and some concentration lapses eventually allowed Stewart Downing to equalise and Luis Suarez to win a penalty for Steven Gerrard to convert.

Liverpool had a rather familiar starting line up aside from the missing Pepe Reina who had a calf problem, Brad Jones took his place. Sturridge was also back up front for the Reds.

It was a lively atmosphere right from kick off at Anfield and there's certainly an air of positivity around the place at the moment. Slowly but surely Liverpool are moving in the right direction and the fans knew that if they could pull out a performance like they did against Wigan and Swansea then a win could …

Spurs Face Reds On Mother's Day

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Liverpool welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday as the Reds look to provide a special gift for all the Mother's present. Most people would argue that Spurs and Liverpool hold the two best players in the league this season and it will be very, very interesting to see how Suarez and Bale fair in Sunday's fixture.

There are no new injury worries for Liverpool who will probably field a similar team to the one displayed against Wigan with perhaps the addition of Sturridge. I would personally really like Coutinho to start again. Tottenham may be without Aaron Lennon who picked up an injury against Inter Milan. Kaboul and Sandro are also out whilst Huddlestone and Dempsey have doubts hanging over them.

The last time the two sides met was in November last year Gareth Bale featured heavily in the game gifting Liverpool their consolation goal but also finding the net for his side, the game ended 2-1. The last match at Anfield was in February of last year where Liverpool held o…

Hat Trick For Suarez In Wigan Win

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A well-oiled Liverpool side put 4 past Roberto Martinez's Wigan on Saturday and took all 3 points from the DW. Stewart Downing headed home Liverpool's first making it only his second league goal for the Reds and Luis Suarez was left to work his magic scoring a hat trick in great style.

There was no Daniel Sturridge for the Reds and once again Jamie Carragher was preferred in defence to the out of favour Martin Skrtel. Looking back after the result it makes you realise that there could have been even more goals because Sturridge would have surely found the back of the net in that game, we're in a comfortable position for a change when it comes to attack.

It only took the Reds a couple of minutes to get off the mark and it was Phillipe Coutinho impressing the masses. Some lovely skill from the ex Inter Milan player allowed him to play in a lovely cross to an awaiting Stewart Downing, the presented header was too easy to miss and Liverpool were 1-0 up.

Liverpool's second…

Improved Wigan Welcome Reds

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After a short break the Reds are back in business on Saturday against Wigan at the DW. The last time Liverpool were playing in the league they emphatically put 5 past Swansea but with a gap in their momentum can they pull off a similar performance against Wigan away?

Liverpool's only real injury worry for this clash is with Daniel Sturridge who will be subject to a late fitness test. Fabio Borini and Martin Kelly are also still out long term. For Wigan they have no new injury worries but Ryo Miyaichi is still out.

The last time the two sides met in the league was in November last year. Liverpool kept a clean sheet in that game and put 3 past Wigan with Luis Suarez scoring twice and Jose Enrique also finding the back of the net. The last time Liverpool were at Wigan though they were unable to find a goal and the gamed ended in a 0-0 draw. Wigan on the whole have been quite resilient at home against the Reds recently. The last meeting before the 0-0 saw Wigan collect and 1-1 draw a…