BOLTON battled superbly force an FA Cup replay with a 0-0 draw at Anfield but I’m firmly on the side of the Premiership outfit in the replay.
Bolton defended in numbers and never had a shot on target but Brendan Rodgers’s side couldn’t break them down.
Lennon’s star man was keeper Adam Bogdan and he’ll be missing through injury so Andy Lonergan takes over. The ex-Celtic boss has been saying his squad is stretched to the limit and he addressed some of the problems by signing six new faces, including Adam Le Fondre and Barry Bannan, but none of them are eligible to play tonight.
Bolton will also be without Emile Heskey and Darren Pratley so there will be a place for star kid Zack Clough and some other youngsters. Lennon even admitted he hasn’t been able to prepare his side properly because he was so busy sorting out move son deadline day.
The Derby match at the weekend could be more important for his club who will be delighted with a cash boost from earning a replay – and that could be just as vital as the result.
Liverpool have star striker Daniel Sturridge available again. The England striker marked his return off the bench with the clincher against West Ham at the weekend but is unlikely to start with a Merseyside derby against Everton to come at the weekend.
On-form Raheem Sterling should again be on his own up top and he is 5-1 at McBookie and BetVictor to break the deadlock.
Liverpool are a best 8-11 with Stan James to win while Bolton are as big as 11-2 at BetVictor, McBookie and Paddy Power.
After losing out in the League Cup semis to Chelsea last week Rodgers will be keen to keep the run going and another possible scorer is Steven Gerrard who has hit three in his last two games in the competition.
Gerrard wants to bow out of Liverpool by lifting the FA Cup and he’s worth a look at 45-17 at 888sport to net at any time and is 9-1 at Ladbrokes to break the deadlock.
My Super Single is of course Liverpool -1 AH and I expect them to win by two or maybe more although Rodgers could protect key men in the later stages in preparation for the Toffees.
Liverpool -1 AH
Gerrard to score