Brendan Rodgers has said that he is disappointed about the timing of Sunday’s game against his old club.
He told the club’s official website: “I was very disappointed with the Premier League, to be honest.
“The game wasn’t scheduled until the 24th and there were a number of weeks after that when we could have played the game.
“So to actually put it in during a week when we’ve played on a Monday, on the Thursday with an away trip to Russia and then between another important European second leg game – it was another example of where the Premier League don’t help teams.
“For us to have it thrown in there when there were other free weeks, was bemusing to say the least.
“I may need to freshen the team up a wee bit. But we’ll arrive into it with the same ambitions and drive and determination to get a result.
“We had a similar thing earlier on in the season where we went away to Udinese – which was a tough trip – and had a decent performance, came back and were away to West Ham and won the game.
“Thankfully we don’t have to travel away and the players will really be up for the game at the weekend and looking to get a good result.”