Duel of the Divers
2nd March 2008
Bolton face Liverpool at the Reebok, with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres competing on who can go face down on the turf the most times.
'They always play with the same system, and have their way of playing football. I learned a lot about their style when we played them earlier this season and lost 1-0. They played with different rules and I learned a lot. The only thing is, you want the referee to see the same thing you see this time."
A vintage Fatty Benitez whinge from 2005. He'll be saying much the same before the game this time. He always does.
Bolton Team News:
Gavin McCann is doubtful with a back injury, as is sicknote Helguson. Danny Guthrie is ineligible, just like scousers really. Or is that illegitimate?
Player to watch: El Hadji Diouf
Yet to recover from his extended drinking sessions at the Africa Cup of Nations. Now would be a good time to do so.
Liverpool Team News:
Voronin is still crocked, but Daniel Agger, Harry Kewell and Xabi Alonso are available after injury.
Player to watch: Fernando Torres
Give the vertically challenged Spaniard space, and he's lethal.
Match Facts & Stats
Liverpool haven't won this fixture since 2002.
Fat fool Dowd. Good for no one.
It's time for a vintage Bolton performance. Liverpool can play if given space. This may be a pivotal game in Bolton's season. 'Fat Spanish waiter, I'm just a fat Spanish waiter..."
Sporting Lisbon (H)
Sporting Lisbon (A)
Wigan inbreds (Hovel)