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March 2, 2013 11:00 PM IST
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 20804‎
Luis Suárez 18′
Luis Suárez 34′
Luis Suárez 49′

Wigan - Liverpool Preview: Reds looking for first DW Stadium win since 2007

Roberto Martinez's side will hope to build on their win over Reading last week by overcoming the Merseyside outfit, who thrashed Swansea in their last league outing

By Nicholas McGee



Al Habsi
 Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour
Maloney, Kone, Santo


Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique
 Lucas, Gerrard,
Downing, Suarez, Coutinho

Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa (ankle) is facing a late fitness test ahead of the visit of Liverpool but Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) is expected to return to the squad.

Ben Watson (leg) and Albert Crusat (knee) are both long-term absentees, however, and Ivan Ramis (knee) will not feature again until next season.

Liverpool will be without Fabio Borini (shoulder) for the rest of the campaign whilst Brad Jones (shoulder) is still out.

Young defender Martin Kelly (knee) is still some way from a return, but the Reds will have an otherwise fully fit squad should Daniel Sturridge (knock) pass a late fitness test.

  • Liverpool have not won at the DW Stadium since 2007, when a Yossi Benayoun goal handed them a 1-0 win.
  • Steven Gerrard has already laid on nine assists so far this season, the most in the Premier League.
  • Wigan's 2-1 win at Anfield last term was just their second over the Reds in Premier League history.
  • If selected, Arouna Kone will make his 25th appearance for the Latics. He has already scored 10 times since moving from Levante.
  • Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi is just two appearances shy of 125 for Wigan.
  • A six-goal game will take the number scored in Wigan - Liverpool contests to the half-century mark.

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26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
5Gary CaldwellDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
16James McArthurMidfielder
22Jean BeausejourMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
9Franco Di SantoStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
14Jordi GómezMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Ángelo HenríquezStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
3José EnriqueDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker
42Peter GulacsiGoalkeeper
19Sebastián CoatesDefender
47Andre Wisdom Defender
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
24Oussama AssaidiStriker
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Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
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15 0