LONDON (AP) -- A week after Liverpool and Arsenal raised hopes of a strong finish to the Premier League season with crucial wins, the pair go head to head at Anfield in a match critical to each team's chances of making the top four.
While Liverpool ended its six-year wait for a trophy with a shootout win in the League Cup final, Arsenal recovered a two-goal deficit to beat local rival Tottenham 5-2.
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says victory "makes you more confident and it gives you an incentive to go on."
Fans of both clubs have renewed hope of clinching qualification for the Champions League, but defeat for either Saturday could see just as swift a turnaround in mood.
Leader Manchester City hosts Bolton, while Manchester United is at Tottenham on Sunday.