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Premier League

  • March 24, 2012
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 44431

Premier League Preview: Liverpool - Wigan

The Reds have lost four of their last five Premier League matches but face a side which has tasted victory just once in 14 top-flight fixtures



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

Stam, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa
Diame, McCarthy
Moses, MacArthur, Beausejour
Di Santo

Liverpool could be without its two first-choice right backs when it faces 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 the Reds defense which capitulated against QPR will most likely start here.

Charlie Adam is unlikely to recover from the knee injury which saw him substituted at halftime in Wednesday's loss meaning Jordan Henderson could start in his place.

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

  • Liverpool has failed to beat Wigan in its last four meetings, losing one and drawing three.
  • The Latics have only won once in 14 Premier League games.
  • Wigan has picked up the second-lowest amount of points during 2012 (7), but Liverpool has the third-lowest points tally in that period (8).
  • Liverpool has lost four of its last five Premier League matches, only beating Merseyside rivals Everton.
  • However, the Reds' home record is bettered only by Manchester City - though they have drawn eight times at Anfield.
  • Liverpool has a shot to goal conversion rate of 9.1 percent. The only side with a worse conversion rate is Wigan, which puts away 8.4 percent of its chances.
  • Wigan has scored eight in its last 13 matches against Liverpool.
  • Luis Suarez has won the most penalties this season (4).
  • Meanwhile, Latics defender Gary Caldwell has given away the most (4).


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
3José EnriqueDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
38Jon FlanaganDefender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
20Jay SpearingMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker
11Dirk KuytStriker
6Fabio AurelioDefender
19Sebastián CoatesDefender
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
39Nathan EcclestonStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
5Gary CaldwellDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
-Victor MosesMidfielder
16James McArthurMidfielder
22Jean BeausejourMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
1Chris KirklandGoalkeeper
-Ronnie StamDefender
20H. ThomasMidfielder
8Albert CrusatMidfielder
8Ben WatsonMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
18Conor SammonStriker

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