It is only the plight of Blackburn and QPR that means Wanderers could be out of the relegation zone on Saturday night if they beat Liverpool although that really does seem a tall order considering eight of the ten games at the Reebok have resulted in an away win.
Liverpool will be very popular at 4/6 (Ladbrokes bookmakers) to win the Saturday night match, having won five away games in the Premier League already this season including trips to Chelsea and Arsenal.
Kenny Dalglish’s team might be missing Luis Suarez although they won 1-0 at Manchester City last week in the Carling Cup and are starting to look very sound from a defensive point of view.
You can get odds of 7/4 (Coral free bet) that Liverpool win the game without conceding to a Bolton team who have managed to find the net just 11 times at the Reebok and 5 of them came in one game against Stoke.
Even so, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Coyle’s team could pull an iron out of the fire in this game and you can get 5/1 that they give the home supporters something to cheer about for a change.
Liverpool have only lost one Premier League match since the beginning of December and the main criticism is that they are not creating or scoring too many goals – something that was borne out by a goalless draw against Stoke City.
Perhaps Andy Carroll will come good against a team missing Gary Cahill from their defence, while there is certainly more attacking purpose when Steven Gerrard is in the team.