Thanks to the magic of the
League CupFA Cup, Liverpool's match against Sunderland next weekend has been rescheduled for the end of March, leaving the Reds a busy end to a month that will decide if they're challenging for the title or just trying to hold on to the top four. Sunderland, currently in the relegation zone, secured a spot in the League Cup final by defeating David Moyes' Manchester United over two legsFA Cup quarter-final against Hull City by defeating Liverpool's next opponents, Southampton.
Instead of next weekend, the match will now be played on Wednesday the 26th, sandwiched between a Saturday match against Cardiff City and a Sunday game against Tottenham to end the month of March—and, if things go well for Liverpool, to end any lingering hope of a top four challenge for Spurs. It makes Liverpool's schedule slightly tougher, but thanks to March's international break the key is on slightly.
The match was originally scheduled to be played on March 10th, between potentially tricky visits to Southampton and Manchester United, and its postponement will give Liverpool's internationals a bit of time to recover following a day of international friendlies on March 5th, including England hosting Denmark at Wembley.
With many of Liverpool's players likely to be involved with their national teams there was always going to be at least one busy week in March. Now it's just been shifted to the end of the month instead of the start.