Cardiff v Liverpool Odds, Team News, Live Stream as Sturridge & Suarez attract attention for trip to Capital

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Liverpool will look to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea when they travel down to Wales to face Cardiff this afternoon (KO 15:00).

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The Reds have emerged as genuine title challengers in recent months after picking up 28 points from a possible 30 since the turn of the New Year but with Cardiff struggling at the wrong end of the table, this clash has banana skin written all over it.

The Reds won 3-1 when the two sides met at Anfield in December with Luis Suarez (2) and Raheem Sterling getting on the score sheet.

Since that result the Reds have grown further in stature and they will head into the game on the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Boss Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to make too many changes from the side that won last time out with Joe Allen likely to keep his place after a strong showing.

That’s mean that Philippe Coutinho will once again be on the bench although with home games against Sunderland and Tottenham looming the Brazilian won’t have to wait long for his chance.

Fellow Brazilian Lucas is also likely to be on the bench as he is eased into action following a recent lay off.

Cardiff were unlucky in their 2-1 defeat to Everton last time out with stopper David Marshall impressing.

The loss pushed the club into the bottom three, three points from safety but having taken points off Manchester City, the Toffees and Manchester United they will fancy their chances of upsetting the apple cart that is Liverpool’s title charge.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer will assess the fitness of Andrew Taylor and Ben Turner before the game while Wilfried Zaha and Kenwyne Jones will hoping for starts after being on the bench for the clash with Everton.

Only one club, Arsenal, have managed to draw a blank against the Reds attack on the road while Cardiff have failed to score in seven of their home games this season.

However despite the odds being against them, defender Juan Cala believes his side can get a result against the Reds.

“We have looked a much better team over our last three matches – and everything is possible in front of our home fans.” The former Seville defender said.

“Playing at home will definitely help us. Win our home games and we will keep our place in this division.

“During this last fortnight we have seen another Cardiff City, one working much harder, a better team. We did well at Everton, despite losing.

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Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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