It’s five defeats from five against Liverpool since returning to the Premier League.
Of course, they’ve been exceptional in recent times but when you consider the points we’ve plundered against the other top sides, it’s almost an anomaly.
There’s no disgrace in coming up short against such an intimidating outfit with a laser focus on winning the league but that’s not happening this season and injuries have crippled their momentum and morale.
If we’re ever going to inflict some pain, now feel likes the ideal opportunity.
With a highly presentable run of games in April, a positive outcome here would give us the platform to regroup and push up the table after the international break.
It shouldn’t have got this bad, even with injuries wiping out their preferred options in central defence.
The team that saw off Leipzig in the week to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals contained 7 of what you’d call their ‘title-winning XI’ and two of the replacements were Thiago and Jota – not too shabby.
And yet, somehow they’ve contrived to lose 6 of their last 7 Premier League games to all but extinguish their chances of even making the top four.
What’s probably more worrying for Jurgen Klopp is the lack of goals from a side that haven’t been able to stop scoring in recent years. With the world class talent they have, it’s not been good enough.
Diogo Jota was flying at the start of the season, making us all look on with envy as he flourished alongside Salah and Mane, but injury has scuppered his chances of truly excelling.
All eyes will inevitably be on him on Monday on a ground where he’s enjoyed so many spectacular moments.
It would be great to see Willy Boly back in the side for this one. Even though the defence has done alright, he would certainly improve things.
Other than that, I’d probably stick with the same team, although there’s certainly an argument to suggest Fabio is due a start with Willian Jose looking unlikely to get a chance, let alone score in recent outings.
The Brazilian has got to be better than what he’s shown lately. I agree that he doesn’t get great service, but at the same time, top players make things happen. Raul Jimenez would almost certainly have scored 3 or 4 in the same games.
I haven’t seen anything about the return of Daniel Podence, but you’d hope if he’s not back for this one then he’ll at least return for the winnable games in April. Although he wasn’t at his best prior to getting injured, he still offers another dimension to our often one-dimensional attack.
Last time out
We got walloped 4-0 at Anfield earlier in the season. It was a game we were doing well in until Conor Coady gifted them the opener and things quickly went south in the second half.
In this fixture last season, we were desperately unlucky to lose and we had them rocking after Raul Jimenez’ equaliser. But I suppose you’d call it a champion’s performance to dig out the win late on.
Well done to BG for being the only person to correctly predict the stalemate at Villa Park and collected a maximum.
Bedford Wolf still has the outright lead in the overall table at the end of Gameweek 28.
As always if you’d like to join in, simply leave your prediction for this game in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!