Liverpool will be ready to capitalise on any slip ups made by the sides either side of them in the division when they take on Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
With leaders Chelsea hosting third place Arsenal in Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the Gunners earlier in the day, the Reds, who are unbeaten in the league in 2014, will either be able to close the gap on themselves and the Blues if they drop points, or indeed pull clear of the Gunners should there be a home win at Stamford Bridge.
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 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.
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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.
Liverpool are without a number of defenders for tomorrow afternoons FA Cup fourth round tie against Bournemouth at Anfield.
Glen Johnson has been ruled out for a number of weeks with a groin injury, and joins Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho on the side-lines.