- 15th Nov 2008
Bolton Wanderers (11th) v Liverpool (2nd)
CET : 13.45
Ground: Reebock stadium
Last 6 results
Hull - Bolton 0 - 1
Bolton - Man City 2 - 0
Bolton - Everton 0 - 1
Tottenham - Bolton 2 - 0
Bolton - Blackburn 0 - 0
West Ham - Bolton 1 - 3
Tottenham - Liverpool 4 - 2
Liverpool - West Brom 3 - 0
Liverpool - Atletico Madrid 1 - 1
Tottenham - Liverpool 2 - 1
Liverpool - Portsmouth 1 - 0
Chelsea - Liverpool 0 - 1
Liverpool bid to bounce back from their Carling Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur by returning to the top of the Barclays Premier League.
The Merseysiders need at least a draw from this lunchtime kick-off against a Bolton Wanderers side chasing a third successive top-flight victory.
Gary Megson's side beat Manchester City in their last match at the Reebok, but have not completed back-to-back home wins since the end of last season.
Liverpool are still enjoying their best start to a Premier League season under Rafa Benitez, despite the loss to Tottenham in their last away fixture.
The Reds have not suffered successive Premier League defeats on the road since May 2007.
Liverpool have won their last three meetings with Bolton and took three points from the Reebok for the first time in five visits from last season's corresponding fixture in March.
On six of the last eight occasions when these clubs have met, the side playing at home has kept a clean sheet.
Bolton team news
Bolton captain Kevin Nolan returns from suspension. The boyhood Reds supporter served a one-match ban during last weekend's 1-0 victory at Hull but he should make an immediate return to the starting line-up. Wanderers boss Gary Megson has no other concerns and could discard the 4-4-2 formation he used at the KC Stadium, reverting to a 4-5-1 and bringing back Nolan at Johan Elmander's expense.
Liverpool team news
Liverpool can expect to have their big guns back for the Barclays Premier League trip to Bolton. Boss Rafael Benitez retained only Daniel Agger from the side that beat West Bromwich Albion last weekend for the Carling Cup defeat at Spurs on Wednesday. But Jose Reina, Jamie Carragher, Javier Mascherano, Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt, Robbie Keane and Xabi Alonso are expected to play at the Reebok. Full-back Philipp Degan picked up a foot injury at White Hart Lane, while Jermaine Pennant is unlikely to figure after being left out of the last two squads.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, A O'Brien, Samuel, Nolan, Riga, McCann, J O'Brien, Muamba, Gardner, Taylor, Davies, Elmander, Al Habsi, Shittu, Smolarek, Helguson, Basham, Cohen, Fojut.
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Agger, Aurelio, Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano, Riera, Kuyt, Torres, Keane, Cavalieri, Hyypia, Benayoun, Babel, Lucas, Dossena, El Zhar.