Predicting Liverpool’s next five games

We take a close look at Liverpool’s Premier League matches against Arsenal, Newcastle, Hull and West Bromwich Albion, and the FA Cup tie against Blackburn.

Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal are in a good run of form at the moment, but it will be interesting to see how they return to Premier League action after the international break.

The Gunners will be favourites to win the encounter at the Emirates Stadium in North London, but Liverpool will be determined to bounce back from the 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United.

A fascinating game is in store on Saturday, and one suspects that the team which score the first goal will have a big say in deciding the outcome.

Prediction: 2-2

Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool (FA Cup sixth-round replay)

Blackburn Rovers will be determined to get the better of Liverpool and progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Playing at home will give Rovers an advantage, but the Reds should still be strong enough to overcome their threat at Ewood Park.

Prediction: 1-3

Liverpool v Newcastle United

Liverpool should pick up all three points from this Premier League encounter with ease.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are strong at Anfield, and given the fact that Newcastle United have virtually nothing to play for between now and the end of the season, the Merseyside outfit should not face too much of a problem.

Prediction: 3-0

Hull City v Liverpool

Hull City are fighting for survival in the Premier League and will not be easy to brush aside.

Playing at the KC Stadium will give Steve Bruce’s side an advantage, but Liverpool should have enough to collect all three points from their trip to Yorkshire.

Prediction: 1-3

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion are tricky to play against, especially at home, and one should not be surprised if Liverpool are held to a draw at The Hawthorns.

The key to winning this game is not to allow the Baggies to seize the initiative in the opening minutes.

If Liverpool avoid going behind first, then they should be able to edge past West Brom.

Prediction: 1-2

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