Liverpool v Bolton preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Bolton at Anfield.

Last Updated: 31/12/10 at 12:52   

Cole: Will have fitness test on ankle injury

Cole: Will have fitness test on ankle injury

Midfielder Joe Cole will have a fitness test on an ankle injury ahead of the visit of Bolton on New Year's Day.

The England international aggravated the problem in training on Thursday but even if he is passed fit, he may be restricted to a place on the bench again.

Central defender Daniel Agger and left-back Fabio Aurelio are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up having both been sidelined for long periods with injuries.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle expects to take a squad of just 15 to Anfield.

Defender Paul Robinson is suspended following his yellow card against Chelsea last time out while United States midfielder Stuart Holden is expected to miss out due to an injury sustained at Stamford Bridge.

Lee Chung-yong remains on international duty with South Korea while Tamir Cohen is not expected to return for this match following the death of his father earlier this week.

Gretar Steinsson is still sidelined by a knee injury, while Joey O'Brien, Sean Davis, Ricardo Gardner and Jlloyd Samuel are all absent too.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Konchesky, Aurelio, Lucas, Meireles, Gerrard, Kuyt, Rodriguez, Torres, Ngog, Jones, Kelly, Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Babel.

Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Bogdan, Cahill, Knight, Muamba, Petrov, K Davies, Elmander, Blake, Taylor, Klasnic, Ricketts, Alonso, Moreno, M Davies.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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