Liverpool will face Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday after successfully getting the better of Bournemouth in their league cup clash earlier in the week. Manager Brendan Rodgers will be unable to call on Mario Balotelli though who has ridiculously been banned by the FA for a social media post.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without long term absentees Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan.
Liverpool finally got themselves back to winning ways on Wednesday evening as they put three past Championship toppers Bournemouth. A much improved performance from the Reds' attack allowed Liverpool to punish the Cherries early on after they missed some chances of their own. A second half consolation goal wasn't enough for the home side to spring a comeback and Brendan Rodgers' side are now through to face Chelsea over two legs in the semi finals.
The Reds make the long old trip down south tomorrow as they prepare to face Championship side Bournemouth in the quarter final of the league cup. After suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United at the weekend and with rumours of dressing room instability Brendan Rodgers could do with a win tomorrow night.
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Liverpool make the short trip to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as the two titans of English football prepare to meet for the 163rd time in the league. The two sides are far from titanic at the moment though as both Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal have struggled to get their seasons underway.
There may be the small matter of an FA Cup draw later this evening but Liverpool have their eyes firmly on a very important tie with Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side must win in order to progress through to the round of 16.
With memories flooding back of that emphatic tie against Olympiakos way back in 2005 it's hard to fend off that magical Champions League spirit as a kopite at the moment, however Liverpool are struggling in both attack and defence and Basel will be a difficult side to deal with.
The only way to start this preview is to simply to say, even Liverpool beat this lot.
Something that after last season is said with immense satisfaction. Part of the reason for this satisfaction is that last season this fixture would have been labelled a "mid table clash" with very little consequence.
That Steven Gerrard is past it lad... Except he isn't is he? After a vintage goal and more touches on his heat map than a teenager's iPad, Steven Gerrard proved exactly why he hasn't "lost it" last night as he helped his side to a 3-1 victory over Leicester.
It was a lively game for the Reds who perhaps should have performed better in the first half.
Liverpool travel to Leicester on Tuesday evening, ready to face the foxes after finally picking up a win in the Premier League at the weekend. Leicester are currently bottom of the table having picked up 10 points.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without Mamadou Sakho and Mario Balotelli.
After a somewhat unconvincing yet slightly improved performance against Ludogorets in the week, Brendan Rodgers finds himself deeply under the spotlight. The pressure is on the Reds boss because Liverpool have only managed to collect one point in their last four matches.
Injuries for the Reds mean they are still without strikers Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli.
Liverpool prepare to face Ludogorets on Wednesday evening in their adopted home of Sofia. Ludogorets' ground does not meet UEFA standards and so the game will be played in the capital. Sharing the nickname of Crystal Palace "The Eagles" could have another embarrassment in store for Rodgers' Reds tomorrow evening.
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It always feels like months have gone by without me doing a post when there's an international break but we're back again and as always seems to be the case after these breaks, we're back with bad news.
After putting on a rather gutsy performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, Brendan Rodgers may find himself with several questions to be answered over who to field in the starting line up tomorrow. Whilst it is evident Liverpool were lacking in attack midweek they improved dramatically defensively and this could result in somebody losing their place in the back four.
We will hope to stop the rot against Sunderland at home tomorrow, and hopefully get only our second win against the Black Cats since Newcastle have been managed by Alan Pardew. Moussa Sissoko key player tomorrow Alan's record is not good against Sunderland and in 7 matches played we have won only one and [.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has just announced the team for the important game at Tottenham in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup tonight, and there's some bad news that Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse are not in the squad. Here's the side that Alan Pardew announced and it's a 4-2-3-1 formation as expected [.
Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle team for today's game at home to Chelsea, and there's a shock that Sammy Ameobi is in the side, after Alan had said little about Sammy's injury over the last couple of days. The good news is that Coloccini is back to partner Steven Taylor at the back, [.
Alan Pardew has just announced the side for the game at Turf Moor tonight and the four players who were doubts- Janmaat, Williamson, Haidara and Abeidall start the game. Here's the team and it looks like it's a 4-2-3-1 formation tonight: Newcastle: Elliot; Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara; Abeid, Tiote (c); Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi; Cisse.
The news after yesterday's press conference from Alan Pardew was all about Newcastle's long injury list, and we have a number of players who did not travel to Burnley, and Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback are suspended for the game. Massadio Haidara - doubtful for tonight The other bad news we heard yesterday is that [.
Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle team for today's game at West Ham, and Rob Elliot makes his first start of the season in the league, and Cheick Tiote is back from injury and captains the side. Here are the two teams for today's game: West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Carl Jenkinson, James Collins, James [.
Theres some worrying news in the press this morning that Tim Krul has damaged his ankle and he could be out for up to a month, and that would certainly be a blow to Newcastle. Fabricio Coloccini could return tomorrow And it puts some light on what is a weakness at Newcastle we [...]
Newcastle seem to have a tough game today at home to QPR, but former striker and now pundit Michael Owen thinks we will be able to win and make it six wins in a row. Michael Owen former Newcastle striker and now pundit And Michael makes some good points in his analysis of the [...]
Now that we have a better understanding of the injury situation at Newcastle, we can go about thinking about what the best starting team is tomorrow at home against second bottom QPR. Ryan Taylor could get start tomorrow We'll assume Steven Taylor is out injured along with captain Coloccini so our latest starting [.
Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle side for the game at West Brom today and there's one or two surprises no Steven Taylor, Papiss Cisse or Rolando Aarons in the line-up although Papiss Cisse makes the bench. Teams: West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Andre Wisdom, Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott, Sebastien Pocognoli; Graham [.
We still have a few injuries Davide Santon, Siem de Jong and now Gabby Obertan are out for a while and we also have some doubts today at West Brom with Papiss Cisse, because of that knee of his, and also with 18 year-old Rolando Aarons, who took a knock in training this [...]
After United breezed past one mid-table side last weekend with relative ease, fans hope this weekend will be just as formulaic. It is likely that Aston Villa will provide a sterner test than the side that arrived at Old Trafford a week ago, who were what can only be described as a real poverty team.
Whisper it, but United might be on the way to redemption. They're not quite there, of course, but November was as encouraging a month as we had witnessed since lifting the trophy in May 2013. Three games, nine points, two clean sheets and a first away win, all while United's direct rivals for fourth place which, like it or not, is the only realistic target for this season dropped points, allowing Louis Van Gaal's troops to sneak into the top four.
If anyone has come down from the result last weekend then I'd recommend watching a clip of Kieran Gibbs' face on repeat after the fullback inadvertently directed the ball into his own net on Saturday evening. United have seen victory more times at the Emirates than Olivier Giroud has seen his wife over the last 12 months, but this time it felt different.
While we wait to find out whether Daley Blind's knee injury will keep him out for six days, six weeks, six months or six years, proper football makes a welcome return as the third international break in as many months is finally behind us.
As it's becoming the norm this season, United are decimated by injuries and confidence isn't exactly sky-high ahead of a testing trip to the Emirates.
In May last year Yannick Bolasie tore past Glenn Johnson, exposing him for the over weight, overrated and over priced footballer he really is. Powering into the penalty area and whipping in a delightful cross for Dwight Gayle to stab into the net, willed on by United fans across the globe, and in doing so destroying all hope for Liverpool fans that it might finally be their year.