Pompey are still in the Euro hunt after last week’s point at Villa but games are running out fast and a win is needed if we are to join Liverpool in a Euro adventure next season.
Liverpool are expected to rest a few of their more important players with next weeks titanic clash with Chelsea being a far bigger game for them.
Pompey Team News:
Sean Davis has recovered from the virus that put him out of the Villa clash, Mendes and Todorov remain absent, but Glen Johnson is fully fit and pushing for a starting berth.
Player to watch: Kanu
The goals aren’t flowing as consistently since new year, but the big man can turn a game on its head in one moment of genius, I really feel he may break his duck in this clash.
Liverpool Team News:
Gerrard is a confirmed absentee, Reina and Carragher are likely to join him, fringe players like Dudek and Gonzalez and Fowler should get run-outs in their place.
Player to watch: Bellamy
The no-necked Welshman was absolutely class for Blackburn at Fratton last year, and although he is struggling to make an impression at Anfield, remains a goal threat in his quest to make the Euro-squad.
Match Facts & Stats
A couple of defeats at Fratton for Liverpool, even the prolific Richard Hughes has bagged one against them!!
Crouch and Fowler netted at Fratton last year with Koroman getting a late consolation for Pompey.
Steve Bennett of Orpington, Kent
Fully expect Pompey to go flat out for a win, the Euro dream is still within grasping distance, but defeat will see it disappear, beside the Fratton fans expect nothing less!
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