Liverpool could edge within one game of a European qualification spot this coming weekend. Much has been made of the tactical acumen being shown by Batman Dalglish and Robin Clarke from the Reds dugout. For a good insight to why three at the back and diamonds are back in fashion check out Left Back in the Changing Room and Jonathan Wilson on the ever excellent Guardian Sport Blog.
The Manchester Derby will take centre stage for many in the coming hours and days but don’t forget about the Derby Italia between Juve and Inter on Saturday night. Adam Digby has a very good piece on Back Page Football about how the Bianconeri are missing the much maligned Quagliarelli.
Away from the top flights, though possibly not for long, Nottingham Forest and QPR face off at Loftus Road on Sunday lunchtime. It might be a tight enough game but will have to go some to be as interesting as events in the Nottingham Forest boardroom as revealed by the72football.