Liverpool vs Oldham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up, Key Man & Predicted Score

By on January 4, 2014

Anfield Kop

Liverpool entertain Oldham Athletic at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds bounced back from their disappointing successive league defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea with a routine 2-0 win over Hull City on New Year’s Day to climb back into the top four of the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers will be looking to keep up the momentum this weekend and has vowed to avoid a repeat of last year’s shock defeat against Oldham, when the Mersey giants crashed to a 3-2 loss at Boundary Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Team News

Despite suggesting he won’t tinker too much with his line-up for the game in a bid to avoid another giant-killing, Rodgers is still expected to rest some of his key men.

Luis Suarez, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho are among those who are likely to get a breather with Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Victor Moses likely to start.

Steven Gerrard is expected to feature after coming off the bench on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring strain that had kept him out for four weeks.

Glen Johnson limped off against Hull with a knock so is expected to miss out with Martin Kelly coming in at right back. Kolo Toure is also pushing for a recall while Aly Cissokho should continue at left-back in the absence of Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan – who are both injured.

Daniel Sturridge is due back in training next week but this game comes too soon for the striker so he joins Joe Allen on the sidelines.

Likely Line-Up

Key Man

Steven Gerrard: With the likes of Suarez and Coutinho expected to be rested, it will be up to the skipper to step up and guide the Reds to victory.

Predicted Score

Liverpool 2-0 Oldham: Despite making some changes we can see the Premier League side easing to a 2-0 win on Sunday.

What line-up do you think Rodgers should select? What’s your score prediction? Share your views below.

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7 Comments

  1. Jonny Goosebag

    January 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Liverpool have already said Suarez won’t be rested. Do you no have access to Google or NewsNow?

  2. Towby

    January 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    D youngstars (ibe,rossister nd smith) should be included

  3. christian

    January 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    aspas shuld start

  4. Yukayle

    January 5, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Suarez is going to start. Who thought up this article8-| anywayplay the youngsters alberto and aspas n rossiter n smith… as well as sterling. They are young and this is FA cup. They need 1st team exposure. Rodgers’ plan is to build a young squad, this is a perfect opportunity, jus have suarez up front and he’ll help them out he’s a hard worker who gives 100%. If every player gave how much he gives on the pitch. We’d be better off then we are now, this is evident in some below average performances by LFC… U can jus see the Suarez frustration. Oh and on the defense, they said flanno will be back. Play him at left, he plays there better then his natural right back… Play kelly left back and centre kolo toure to guide them. Back 3. Line up like this ONLY for this FA cup game… Jones
    Kelly toure. Flanagan
    Lucas. Gerrard
    Sterling alberto Smith
    Aspas Suarez. I don’t know rossiters position… . So I didn’t add him, start this team n see how they play. Bring on a henderson or coutinho if the game is deadlocked, better to win at anfield then to go to their ground

  5. Sam

    January 5, 2014 at 1:01 am

    If Lfc play Suarez then it’s bloody stupid , the league should be the be all and end all of our season- getting top 4 is really that big for Liverpool & the club- do we fans not see this!?
    Lfc need to win but for god sake if people like Moses , Aspas , Alberto, cissokho, Kelly, toure, sterling, agger, ilori, can’t help out them they should not be at the club?

    We have to rest Henderson – Suarez – coutinho , vital they get done rest time we should win whatever – I hate Lfc to lose any match but got Christ sake it can’t be that hard to get past Oldham.

    Mignolet
    Kelly. Srtel. Toure. Cissokho

    Gerrard lucus Alberto
    Sterling. Aspas. Moses

    Subs- jones agger rossiter smith illori coutinho ngoo

  6. omotunde

    January 5, 2014 at 6:47 am

    There’s nothing consine me about that.what i need is winning.all those player’s are part of liverpool squad.so i love all lfc player’s.

  7. Edson

    January 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    It Better to rest our players coutinho,hendo,migno,skrtel,lucas, then start:Jones,kelly,agger llori,aly,alberto,sterling,gerrard,aspas,suarez,moses.

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