Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Blackburn v Liverpool Match Preview

Reds’ midfielder Joe Cole scored a last minute winner against Bolton last Saturday, possibly sparking a revival in Liverpool’s less than stellar season.

The win could not have come at a better time for Roy Hodgson, whose Liverpool managerial career could be on the line.

Although the Reds’ away form has been poor, they need nothing but a win at Ewood Park tomorrow night against the Blackburn Rovers.

However, Blackburn suffer against Liverpool, winning only once against them in their last 20 meetings.

The last time the two sides met, Liverpool won 2-1 over the Rovers at Anfield with goals from Fernando Torres and Sotorios Kyrgiakos.

New Rovers’ boss Steve Kearn is looking for his first home win since taking over the position from Sam Allardyce last month.

Although Reds’ striker Fernando Torres and captain Steven Gerrard played vital roles in their win over Bolton on New Year’s Day, Roy Hodgson admitted that they may be rested Wednesday ahead of a busy January schedule.

Liverpool could play up to nine times this month due to the FA Cup starting and making up December’s postponed matches.

Blackburn will be without key players, but mainly due to injury. This includes the likes of Grant Hanley, Chris Samba and Vince Grella, who was hoping to make his comeback but suffered an Achilles flareup during training.

Winger Brett Emerton is also out while representing Australia in the Asian Cup.

Kick-off is at 8:00pm.

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