Birmingham Metropolis are scheduled to host Liverpool at their conventional venue of St Andrews within the Premier League, in a day kick-off, on Sunday.
Of their debut season, final yr, Birmingham did brilliantly, ending at ninth on the factors desk. Ordinarily, there could be anticipation of the second season syndrome kicking in. However the Blues’ early kind has belied any such concern.
Having recorded equivalent 2-2 attracts towards Sunderland and Bolton, and a 2-1 win over Blackburn have ensured that there has not been any signal of that occuring, up to now, in three video games performed.
Stuart Parnaby’s hamstring damage fear is more likely to immediate crew supervisor Alex McLeish to topic the precise again to a late check. Sebastian Larsson who damage his knee within the Bolton sport is definite to overlook out.
The Blues have a superb document at dwelling. They haven’t misplaced a match at St Andrews’ of their final 16 video games right here. In opposition to Liverpool, face to face, in 49 dwelling video games, Birmingham have received 21 and misplaced 15, with the remaining 13 ending with out outcome.
The final time Liverpool beat Birmingham right here was in 2006, within the FA Cup, after they delivered a 7-Zero walloping. That mentioned, the final Premier League loss at dwelling for Birmingham got here nonetheless farther again, in 2004.
Liverpool have not had a dream begin to their marketing campaign. As soon as giants of English soccer, Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at dwelling towards Arsenal was removed from convincing. They went a step or three worse dropping to Man Metropolis, within the Eastlands, earlier than managing to salvage some pleasure in a house win of 1-Zero towards West Brom.
In truth, the sport towards the Baggies was exhausting received, with the Hawthorns facet the extra proactive on the pitch, on the day.
Dirk Kuyt’s shoulder and N’gog’s Hamstring are more likely to maintain them out of Liverpool’s beginning eleven, towards the Blues. Joe Cole can even be lacking, with this sport the final of the three match suspension awarded with the primary ever crimson card of his profession.
ตารางโปรแกรมลิเวอร์พูล, Left-back Paul Konchesky, a deadline day import from Fulham, and midfielder Paul Meireles, are each more likely to start their campaigns with the Reds.
Gerrard has a penchant for scoring towards the Blues, with six targets to indicate for 9 appearances towards them.
Birmingham’s doubtless beginning eleven may comprise: Foster, Johnson, Ridgewell, Carr, Dann, Gardner, Bowyer, Larsson, Fergusson, Jerome, McFadden
Liverpool’s doubtless beginning eleven ought to embrace: Reina, Skrtel, Johnson, Konchesky, Carragher, Meireles, Poulsen, Gerrard, Maxi, Torres, Jovanovic.