A very creditable 1-1 draw against Chelsea still left Wigan with only one home win all season - against QPR at the end of August. However, Jordi Gomez's fourth goal in the last five games to rescue a late point on Saturday means that the Latics have lost just once in their last five matches. Roberto Martinez's side are unbeaten in the last three Barclays Premier League meetings with Liverpool, twice drawing 1-1 and winning 1-0.
Liverpool are going about their business quietly this term but they could be ones to watch after Christmas as they have tasted defeat just once in their last 11 Barclays Premier League matches. Their record on the road has been sensational in recent weeks as they have won four of the last five matches.
Wigan: L D W L W D
Liverpool: D W D L W W
• Three of the last five games between Wigan and Liverpool have ended as 1-1 draws with one win apiece.
Liverpool: Robinson, Gerrard, Lucas Leiva
Liverpool: Spearing (Last of 3 matches)
Possible starting XIs:
Al-Habsi • Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa • Stam, Diamè, McCarthy, Jordi Gomez, Jones • Moses • Sammon
Reina • G Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Josè Enrique • Downing, Henderson, Adam, Bellamy • Kuyt, Suárez