Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 35 Goals 54 (67)
(32) 29 Assists 36 (45)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
30 Average Age 29.1
181.9 Average Height (cm) 182.5
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 2.1 (1.4)
(47%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 52% (52%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Iván Ramis Out 6.72
Ben Watson Out 6.73
Mike Pollitt Out N/A
Ryo Miyaichi Doubtful 6.16
Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Borini Out 6.37
Martin Skrtel Out 6.96
Martin Kelly Out 6.45
Jon Flanagan Out N/A

Team News

  • Antolin Alcaraz made his long-awaited return from injury in Wigan's last game, making his first appearance since the win at Southampton back in August.
  • Despite Alcaraz's recovery Roberto Martinez is unlikely to make any changes to his starting lineup given the success he had at Reading last week.
  • Maynor Figueroa will be hoping to add to his impressive performance last week, in which he picked up a goal and assist on his way to a WhoScored rating of 9.1.
  • Liverpool's last league game was the weekend before last, and as they won that game 5-0 against Swansea, Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to make any changes.
  • They did brilliantly to come from behind against Zenit in the Europa League and have the added firepower of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho after they were ineligible in Europe having featured for former teams earlier in the competition.
  • It was revealed recently that Martin Skrtel has been struggling with a thigh injury recently and is out of this game as a result, so Jamie Carragher will continue at the heart of the defence.

Prediction

  • Wigan have lost only one of their last 6 Premier League games against Liverpool and Roberto Martinez's men will have renewed confidence after ending a run of 6 games without a win by beating Reading 3-0 last weekend.
  • Not all that much should be taken from Liverpool's 5-0 defeat of Swansea last time out as the Swans fielded a weakened side in that game and were firmly focussed on their upcoming League Cup final. Brendan Rodgers' team did, however, show a lot of heart in coming from behind to beat, and so nearly knock out, Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League last week, particularly given that they were missing a number of first team players.
  • Wigan have won none of their last 6 games at home, but may be buoyed after last week's result. No team has drawn more games on the road this season than Liverpool (6) and they have struggled to beat Wigan in recent years. The home side are in dire need of points and might just manage to take an unlikely point from this game.
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Comments (4)

 
  • The ball didn't go within 3 feet of the keeper's back I don't know what game Erik or the commentator were watching. Al-Habsi tipped it onto the post there was no secondary contact.

  • liverpool was outstanding both defensively and offensively!!

  • Shouldn't the third goal be an own goal? It hits the post, then it goes via the keepers back and in the goal.

  • liverpool 3-1wigan

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