STEVEN GERRARD is a doubt for Liverpool and that’s a shame as he seems to be a man on a mission to quit Anfield by lifting the FA Cup.
The club legend will leave for the USA at the end of the season and a glory day out at Wembley would be a fitting end to his Reds career.
Boss Brendan Rodgers admitted this week the cups were Liverpool’s priority this season as he never expected to challenge for the title without Luis Suarez and a host of new players.
That’s not so great news for Bolton boss Neil Lennons whose side will face a full-strength Liverpool trying to go 10 games unbeaten under Rodgers for the first time.
Liverpool look a decent shout for accumulators at 3-10 with Ladbrokes and while Bolton have improved under Lenny most of their good work has been at the Reebok.
Lennon didn’t have a great knockout record at Celtic – just two trophies – and he is missing several players with squad strengthening a priority as he targets a possible rise like a phoenix into the play-off places.
A home win minus one at 4-5 with bet365 is a possibility and for a first scorer look at Raheem Sterling at 4-1 with bet365 and Paddy Power.
Sterling was a stand-out in the Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea in midweek and looks refreshed after being allowed to go on holiday to Jamaica by Rodgers.
Elsewhere finding value in the FA Cup isn’t easy and of course team news is key.
Chelsea and Man City will rotate for home meetings against Bradford and Middlesbrough respectively but should still win at short prices.
Chelsea World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is becoming increasingly frustrated by a lack of action but Jose Mourinho says he’s not for sale. The German could give him a reminder about his talent by netting the opener at 5-1 with Betfred and Paddy Power.
Derby will also make changes for a banana skin of a clash at home to Chesterfield and Spurs will be focused on their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield Utd as they host Leicester.
Schurrle to score first
(5-1, Paddy Power, Betfred)
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