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Liverpool will be hoping to keep on the coattails of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they take on fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds, who could be as many as ten points behind Jose Mourinho’s men by Saturday evening, also have the chance to put distance between themselves and fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who host Arsenal later in the day.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas is closing in on his return to the first team, with the Brazil international set to play for the Reds’ reserves on Friday, according to TalkSport.
The 27 year old has been out of action for almost two months, having suffered knee damage in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on January 18th.
Liverpool will be looking to strengthen their position in the top four of the Premier League as they travel to Southampton tomorrow afternoon.
With Manchester City playing in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday afternoon, the Reds will move into third place if they take all three points, while they could also leapfrog second place Arsenal if they lose their match at Stoke City.
Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment last weekend with three points against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
Glen Johnson is pushing for a return to first team action, though Mamadou Sakho, Lucas and Jose Enrqiue all remain out with their respective injuries.
Liverpool will be hoping to secure their second victory over Arsenal in consecutive weekends as the sides meet in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in 2014, winning seven of their nine games in all competitions, including the 5-1 thumping of the Gunners six days ago.
Liverpool will be hoping to build on their magnificent 5-1 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend by taking another three points against bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both back in training and could feature, though fellow defenders Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique and midfielder Lucas remain side-lined.
Liverpool remain without a number of first team defenders for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger are all side-lined, though the latter two are set to return to full training next week.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas is also absent with a knee injury that is set to keep him out for another four weeks.
Liverpool will have the chance to close the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester City to four points when the take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
With the three teams above them not playing until after their game at the Hawthorns, the Reds have a great chance to put pressure on their rivals should they be able to make amends for last season’s disappointment in the West Midlands.
Liverpool will be without Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen for this evening’s match against Everton – the 222nd Merseyside derby.
The pair are both nursing hamstring injuries and will miss out, along with Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.