Mr. Roy Hodgson takes his first trip to Anfield tomorrow after a quite miserable stint as manager of the Reds last season. Liverpool look to hold on to momentum gained after beating their cross-town rivals, Everton, in the FA Cup semifinal, but who really knows what will happen. Liverpool fizzeled against Arsenal after winning the Carling Cup, so anything can happen.
Who will start for Liverpool?
Reina in net after he finished his three game suspension against Everton. Johson and Skrtel should be in the line up. Agger and Enrique are questionable since Carragher has been in the team lately more often than not.
Gerrard will get a start, I think alongside Spearing with Henderson on the right. I would prefer Gerrard on the right and Shelvey with Henderson in the middle though. Downing on the left crossing into Carroll.
Suarez and Carroll up front. They have been quite good lately when they have been partnered. Their good form helped Liverpool beat Everton at Wembley, with Carroll scoring the winner.
How can Liverpool win?
Liverpool need to look to continue their good form and all the good things going for them. Carroll has scored two winning goals late in the match for the Reds. Suarez has been a nusance all over the pitch also. Henderson needs to provide the energy and Gerrard the drive.
The defense is going to be very important for Liverpool. They need to hold down Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie. Whether it’s Agger and Skrtel, or Carragher and Skrtel, they’re not an easy duo to fight.
I personally look forward tomorrow. I hope for some redemption after Hodgson ruined Liverpool’s top four hopes last year.