Next Friday October 8th is my dad’s 77th birthday, unfortunately my father passed away in 1996. Dad was a Blackpool fan and this would have been a great birthday present for him, we could be watching the game together at Anfield however it will never happen. We haven’t played the Seasiders since 1971 and of course being only 1 year old at the time I don’t remember that game. Growing up my dream was to see Liverpool face Blackpool and have some serious banter with my dad.
Sorry dad but Liverpool must win this one, we need three points desperately. Following our losses to Manchester United, Northampton Town and then the boring draw at Utrecht we Reds are worried and need to see our boys perform.
Roy faces a big left back headache; Fabio Aurelio, Paul Konchesky and Daniel Agger are all injured however Martin Kelly has been declared fit. Steven Gerrard will be back to captain the Reds after missing the Europa League game.
Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, Martin Kelly, Lucas Leiva, Raul Meireles, Steven Gerrard, Joe Cole, Dirk Kuyt, Fernando Torres
I will be very happy with three points but I will ecstatic if we play some good football on top of it.
Kick off time is at 3PM BST