Reina wary of Ngog threat
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina will face former team-mate David Ngog on Saturday evening keen to keep the striker at bay.
The Frenchman moved to the Reebok Stadium on transfer deadline day in August and took a while to settle into Owen Coyle's team, but has been given a run in the starting line-up over the last month.
"He is a great player," the Spain international said on liverpoolfc.tv. "I remember saying to him he was not going to Bolton until after we'd played them in the first half of the season and that's what happened. He has been important for them, scoring a few goals, and he will be a threat, but they have plenty of other threats."
He added: "They are physically very strong and can always give you a game at home. It will be tough but we know every game will be difficult.
"They create chances, especially from corners and free-kicks, it's always difficult. They are under pressure, there is a lot at stake and it's a must-win for both clubs."
Manager Kenny Dalglish sold Ngog for £4million as the striker never looked like being able to hold down a regular first team place having scored just 19 goals in 94 games.
"He has nothing to prove to anyone other than possibly himself," said the Scot when asked whether he thought the Frenchman would be additionally motivated.
Second-bottom Bolton have not won at home in the league since November 6 but the Reds boss is wary of taking that fact too lightly.
"They've had a tough time at home. Last season they were a bit more productive there - so we just hope that run continues," he added.
"It's not going to be easy for us. They're fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league and we've got ambitions to try and move up the league, so it's going to be a difficult game."