Wigan vs Liverpool Live Stream and Highlights
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March 2, 2013 5:30 PM UTC
The DW Stadium — Wigan.
Reds looking for first DW Stadium win since 2007. Roberto Martinez’s side will hope to build on their win over Reading last week by overcoming the Merseyside outfit, who thrashed Swansea in their last league outing.
Wigan are currently 17th place in the league table with 24 points from 27 matches, winning 6, drawing 6 and losing 15 so far this season. They have escaped from the relegation zone. They are even on points with 18-placed Aston Villa and just 1 point ahead of 19th-placed Reading. Their present form has seen 2 draws, 1 loss and 2 wins from last five games. Last five home games they have finished with 3 defeats and 2 losses. Wigan will play after a very important win over Reading.
Liverpool goes 8th in the league table with 39 points from 27 matches, having won 10, drawn 9 and lost 8 so far this season. They are 10 points behind 4th-placed Chelsea and are still looking for Champions League place for another season. Their present form has seen 1 draw, 2 losses and 2 wins from last five games. Last five away matches The Reds have finished with 2 draws and 3 defeats. Liverpool have not won at the DW Stadium since 2007.
Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa will face a late fitness test. Arsenal on-loan Ryo Miyaichi could return to the squad. Ivan Ramis, Ben Watson, and Albert Crusat are long-term absentees.
Liverpool will play without long-injured Fabio Borini. Brad Jones also is still out of the game. Martin Kelly is close to return, while Daniel Sturridge should pass a late fitness test.
Wigan line-up: Al Habsi, Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Maloney, Kone, Santo.
Last three matches:
Reading 0 – Wigan Athletic 3;
Huddersfield Town 1 – Wigan Athletic 4;
Chelsea FC 4 – Wigan Athletic 1.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Downing, Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Last three matches:
Liverpool 3 – Zenit Saint Petersburg 1;
Liverpool 5 – Swansea 0;
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 – Liverpool 0.