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Blackburn Rovers host Liverpool at Ewood Park on Tuesday with both teams eager to end a run of poor form.

Having put daylight between themselves and the relegation zone Blackburn have since suffered three consecutive league defeats, dumping them back in to the bottom three.

Steve Kean will be hoping his side can avoid defeat by taking all three points in an attempt to boost their survival chances. Blackburn’s home form will be crucial from now to the end of the season with tough away games at Swansea, Tottenham and Chelsea still to come.

Despite winning the Carling Cup Liverpool have had a terrible season. Currently sitting in 8th place the Merseyside club are 16 points off a Champions League spot and 36 points off Manchester United at the top of the table. Kenny Dalglish has seen his side lose 6 of their last 8 games, and with a crucial FA Cup semi final tie against rivals Everton at the weekend may be forgiven for resting several key players for their trip to Ewood Park.

Liverpool have lost their last four away games whilst Rovers have taken 10 points from their last 6 home fixtures, an upset could yet again be on the cards.

Blackburn will be without the suspended Anthony Modeste after his red card against West Brom at the weekend. Defender Martin Olsson also looks set to miss the game as he picked up a shoulder injury at the weekend.

As for Liverpool Pepe Reina continues his suspension but Daniel Agger looks set to return after making an appearance as a substitute at the weekend.


• The two sides shared the points at Anfield earlier in the season with the game finishing 1-1.

• Last season Rovers won this fixture 3-1 with Liverpool having one just once in their last five visits to Ewood Park.


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