Next Up: Arsenal (h)

After heroically crashing out of Europe to the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, it means Premier League games are even more important for Rafa Benitez’s men in search of glory.

Only six games remain to knock league leaders Manchester Utd off their pirch and this is arguably the hardest fixture that remains for the Reds ‘“ in-form Arsenal come to Anfield.

Arsenal will be tired from their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening against Chelsea, and a point or more for Liverpool will put them top, ahead of Utd, for at least 24 hours. Utd have Portsmouth at home the following day.

Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last five Premier League games.

Liverpool expect to have skipper Steven Gerrard back in the starting line-up for this one. The midfielder has been sidelined through injury for the last two games.

More team news to follow’¦