Liverpool vs Portsmouth Online Preview: Defenders Johnson, Agger, Aurelio and Skrtel are all listed as injured going into the weekend, and although a win against Portsmouth on Sunday is probable, a fourth place finish is looking less and less likely for Liverpool.
Portsmouth beat Liverpool 2-0 at Fratton Park in December and although their likely relegation was even then a talking point, their situation today is nothing short of desperate.
Yossi Benayoun, is likely to come back after an ankle injury. He wasn’t present in the Europa League, where Liverpool was defeated by Lille by 1-0. Defender Glen Johnson and midfielder Maxi Rodriguez can return to the squad.
The club has gone into financial administration and will likely be assessed a nine point deduction. Although their financial difficulties have rendered their league campaign shambolic, Portsmouth fight on despite their probable drop into the League Championship tier of English football.