In the meantime, the Pool manager will be looking for his team to produce a killer display against Brighton on Sunday and book their place in the quarter final of the FA Cup, something which the bookmakers are clearly expecting to happen.
Liverpool are a best price 2/7 (Coral free bets) to claim victory against a team that they beat in the Carling Cup earlier in the season, with Dalglish keen for a confidence booster following the defeat at Old Trafford last weekend which was marred by the Luis Suarez – Patrice Evra affair.
Suarez remains very popular with the Reds supporters that he has badly let down this season and is a 7/2 shot with Coral to score the first goal, with Craig Bellamy on offer at 4/1 (Bet Victor bookmaker) and it was a surprise not to see the Welshman start the game at Old Trafford.
As for Brighton, they come into this game with absolutely no pressure and Gus Poyet’s team will be highly motivated for one of the biggest games of their career. Albion’s last away match saw them win 2-1 at Leeds and you can get 12/1 with Paddy Power that the Sussex side produce a big upset.
The Seagulls will be encouraged by the fact that Liverpool have stuttered badly at Anfield this season, winning just four of their twelve home games. That is why a draw can’t be ruled out at 11/2 (Bet Victor).