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  • 24 March 2012
  • • 20:30
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 44431
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Liverpool - Wigan Preview: Hosts looking for first win over Latics in four games

The seventh-placed Reds have lost four of their last five Premier League matches but face a relegation-threatened side who have tasted victory just once in 14 top-flight fixtures


PROBABLE LINEUPS
LIVERPOOL

Reina
Carragher, Skrtel, Coates, Enrique 
Henderson,  Gerrard, Spearing, Downing
Suarez, Carroll

WIGAN


Al-Habsi
Stam, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa
Diame, McCarthy
Moses, McArthur, Beausejour
Di Santo

Liverpool could be without their two first-choice right-backs when they face Wigan, as Glen Johnson (hamstring) and Martin Kelly, who picked up a knock in the game against QPR, look likely to miss out.

Daniel Agger is still nursing fractured ribs meaning that the Reds defence which capitulated against QPR will most likely start here.

Charlie Adam is unlikely to recover from the knee injury which saw him substituted at half-time in Wednesday's loss, so Jordan Henderson could start in his place.

The only major blow that Wigan have suffered in the build-up to the game is the loss of out-of-form striker Hugo Rodallega due to a knee injury.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Liverpool have failed to beat Wigan in their last four meetings, losing one and drawing three.
  • The Latics have only won once in their last 14 Premier League games.
  • Wigan have picked up the second-lowest amount of points during 2012 (seven), but Liverpool have the third-lowest points tally in that period (eight).
  • Liverpool have lost four of their last five Premier League matches, only beating Merseyside rivals Everton in that spell.
  • Liverpool have a shot-to-goal conversion rate of 9.1 per cent. The only side with a worse conversion rate is Wigan, who have put away 8.4% of their chances.
  • Wigan have scored eight goals in their last 13 matches against Liverpool.
  • Luis Suarez has won the most penalties in the Premier League this season (four).
  • Meanwhile, Latics defender Gary Caldwell has given away the most (also four).

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Liverpool

Wigan Athletic

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
Draw
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
83%

Top 3 Predictions

Liverpool FC LIV
3 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Liverpool FC LIV
2 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Liverpool FC LIV
2 - 1
Wigan Athletic FC WIG

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