Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has praised the work of Bolton manager Sam Allardyce and has warned his players that this Sunday’s visit from them won’t be an easy ride.
Although Bolton have lost their last three Premiership games and quickly seen their dreams of qualifying for the Champions League next season fade, the UEFA Cup still remains a possibility and they will be eager to get points from their trip to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Bolton were the team that ended Liverpool’s domestic winning streak of ten games when they held the Reds to a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium in January.
Benitez says, “Bolton are a difficult side to play against and they have an effective style. They like to play a physical game and have physical players. We drew 2-2 there this season and could have won the game and I think we can beat them on Sunday.
“Sam Allardyce is doing a good job with Bolton with the style of football they play and it won’t be an easy game that’s for sure.”
If the Reds look at history though, they should be fairly safe this weekend. The Trotters haven’t won at Anfield for 52 years.