Bolton vs Liverpool Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Bolton vs Liverpool | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 | Macron Stadium | 19.45
Liverpool travel to Bolton after being held to a 0-0 at Anfield first time out, but the Reds hope to quickly reassert their dominance over the Championship club before the derby against Everton this weekend.
Brendan Rodgers men will have to endure a busy fixture list with four games in very close succession but he is confident that his side will make light work of their FA Cup fourth round replay. After all, with the two biggest Premier League clubs knocked out of the competition, Liverpool’s chances of winning the Cup are already greatly improved, assuming they progress.
If Liverpool win at Bolton they’ll add to their tight run of games with a visit to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fifth round.
Rodgers, however, seems unconcerned by fatigue and insists that his players can rise to the challenge.
“When you have so many games, you have to plan forward,” he said. “But I’ll pick a team to win the game. I have a squad I trust and believe in.”
Captain Steven Gerrard, whose season-end move to LA Galaxy was announced earlier this year, will make his 700th appearance for Liverpool if he is selected to play.
Rodgers commented on the veteran midfielder, stating, “It’s a remarkable achievement. I’m not sure it will happen again.”
The Reds will be boosted by a hard earned 2-0 victory at West Ham at the weekend in which Daniel Sturridge featured for the first time since August, scoring an impressive goal.
Rodgers believes that Sturridges’ return will help to lift the performances of all of the players, although the striker is still working up to full fitness and won’t be ready to start on Wednesday.
Bolton have played impressively in recent Championship clashes, losing just twice since the end of October.
Manager Neil Lennon is thrilled that his club have a second opportunity to face Liverpool, having been a fan in his youth.
“I followed Kenny Dalglish at Celtic and then at Liverpool,” the Bolton boss said.
“Watching Liverpool in Europe had a huge impact on me as a young boy. They were the dominant team in England and Europe as well.”
Bolton are set to put up a strong fight for a home crowd at the Macron but are no match for an in-form Liverpool side.
Bolton vs Liverpool Betting Tips