Kick Off- 15:00
Referee- Roger East
Liverpool-Reina,Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Jose Enrique,Shelvey, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Sterling,Suarez
Reading-McCarthy,Cummings, Mariappa, Gorkss, Harte,Kebe, Tabb, Karacan, McAnuff,Pogrebnyak, Hunt
For a “down but not out” Liverpool side there would not be any better opportunity than their match against newly promoted Reading to score their second win of the season and regain some confidence. With just one win from their seven matches, the season is their joint worst start in premier league history, along with last season, and thus they would be looking to pick up their possible 3 points from this game. But things are not going to be easy for them as Fabio Borini has been ruled out for 3 months with an injury and they are now left with only one striking option in the form of Suarez.Fabio Borini requires a surgery to overcome his foot injury
Andre Wisdom is also out of the team because of a shoulder problem and is likely to be replaced by Jose Enrique. Pepe Reina also picked up an injury during his international duty with Spain but,in all probability, is likely to play for them. Again vital for the side would be the 17 year old Raheem Sterling, who plays a creative role alongside captain Gerrard in the midfield and also moves up front to provide assistance to Suarez. Should Suarez be tired from his international duties and long travel back and forth Uruguay, Suso could make a start for the Reds.
Reading, on the other hand, are looking for their first premier league victory of the season but their job is made difficult by the injury of their regular shot-stopper Adam Federici. Their manager Brian McDermott is going for a 4-5-1 formation with Pogrebnyak the only player up front, but what he is utterly missing is their most creative midfielder Danny Guthrie in the side and until he ends his dispute with Guthrie, their fortunes are unlikely to turn. McAnuff would be their main man and the balance of the striking force mainly rotates around him. But what would provide them with a confidence booster is the fact that they won their last game at Anfield in the FA Cup match in January 2010.
Our Prediction- Liverpool 2-0 Reading