KENNY DALGLISH is expected to ring the changes for Liverpool’s trip to Blackburn tonight.
The Reds boss admits he’s been grateful for the extra 24 hours to prepare for the second part of the Easter double-header following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
However, Dalglish is likely to utilise his squad with the likes of Daniel Agger, Andy Carroll, Craig Bellamy, Jay Spearing and Maxi Rodriguez in contention for a return to the starting line-up.
“We’ve been a wee bit more fortunate than some other teams, playing Saturday-Tuesday,” he said.
“It’s tradition and they say that’s what the supporters want to see. It’s like the festive period.
“But the most important thing is to take into consideration the players.
“They’re the people who do a fantastic job promoting the Premier League, so there should be consultation with the PFA before they take this as gospel because the players are often isolated when the big decisions are made.
“It’s just more difficult for the players, it doesn’t give them the recovery time they need. But that’s what the squad is there for and if you’ve got a good strong squad then you should be able to cope with it quite well.”
Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Everton at Wembley is on the horizon but Dalglish insists the Reds are looking no further ahead than tonight’s clash with relegation-threatened Blackburn.
“We want to win every game we play in and we try to do that – it’ll be no different on Tuesday night,” he added.
“We need to get Tuesday done and dusted before we get ourselves and our minds focused on Saturday.
“The players are used to it. If you play for Liverpool Football Club, every game is a big game.
“This is a game we want to go and compete in and we want to go and win, and then Saturday will take care of itself.”