Steven Gerrard has been told that he will start and I am certain that he will welcome the opportunity to put his off field woes behind him, at least for a couple of hours. He has been performing at a very high level recently and scored twice at Newcastle last week, when the whole team were on fire and created 25 attempts on goal, 13 of which were on target and they could easily have doubled their tally of five goals, which is no exaggeration, the first half was one of the most one sided I have ever seen in the EPL and they only scored twice ! Fernando Torres is also set to make his comeback after missing the last month and the home backline is set for a busy afternoon.
Preston are a very strong Championship home side and will probably score, but this is all about the visitors. Liverpool are "over" in five of their last six, they have scored and conceded in ten from twelve. In the FA Cup they have adopted a very attacking approach in recent seasons, with 9 of the last 11 being "over" and producing a huge 49 goals, at an average of 4.45 per game, many of these starts, like all four last season, came against lower level teams and I fully expect the match today to follow suit, "over" it is then !
5.5 points "over" 2.5 goals 2.03 asian line.