Reading vs Liverpool Live Stream and Highlights
Reading vs Liverpool Preview:
Date: April 13, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM BST;
Venue: Madejski Stadium — Reading.
The Royals are still in search of first points under Adkins coaching. Brendan Rodger’s Europe-fighting team is also in need of points, so they will try to get 3 points against outsider club. Reading looks like will stay bottom of the EPL this season, while Liverpool will be trying to overtake 6th-place Everton.
Reading stands 20th in the EPL table with 23 points from 32 games, having 5 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses so far this season. The Royals are 8 points behind the safety zone. Their present form has seen 7 straight losses from last 7 games. Last five home matches the Royals have finished with 1 draw, 1win and 3 straight defeats, so they probably will be back in the Championship next season. Reading lost their last home game to Southampton 0-2 last weekend.
Liverpool goes 7th in the league table with 49 points from 32 games, winning 13, drawing 10 and losing 9 so far this season. The Reds are 3 points behind 6th-placed Everton and have played one game more. They are still having inconsistent results. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw from last five games. Last five matches on the road the Reds have finished with 1 draw, 2 defeats and 2 victories. Last round they have drawn 0-0 at home to West Ham. Liverpool need to stop dropping points if they want to play in Europe next season.
Reading continues to play without Jason Roberts and Jimmy Kebe due to injuries. Hope Akpan is out after their defeat to Southampton last week. Pavel Pogrebnyak could play instead of him alongside Adam Le Fondre.
Liverpool are without Stewart Downing through illness, so Daniel Sturridge could play instead of him. Youngster Raheem Sterling has a thigh injury and is out. Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly are long term injured and will miss the rest of the season.
Reading line-up: Federici, Kelly, Mariappa, Morrison, Gunter, Robson-Kanu, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak.
Last three matches:
Reading 0 – Southampton 2 ;
Arsenal FC 4 – Reading 1;
Manchester United 1 – Reading 0.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez.
Last three matches:
Liverpool 0 – West Ham 0;
Aston Villa 1 – Liverpool 2;
Southampton 3 – Liverpool 1.