Carroll confident on European hopes
Striker Andy Carroll acknowledges Liverpool need Tottenham to make a error if the Reds are to catch their rivals in the race for European qualification but he remains self-confident of their chances.
Sunday football as it occurred
Arsenal see off Blackpool to preserve their title hopes alive before struggling Aston Villa edge out Newcastle in Sunday’s other Premier League match.
(Existing league positions in brackets)
Rovers midfielder Steven Nzonzi commences a three-match suspension and is ruled out but defender Gael Givet is available again following his ban, whilst midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen has recovered from illness.