Kirkland wants to keep momentum

Hugo Rodallega’s 35th minute goal at the DW stadium on Monday

earned the Latics a historic win against the Reds and a four-point

advantage over the relegation zone. Wigan are now preparing for

Saturday’s vital trip to fellow strugglers Bolton and goalkeeper

Kirkland is eager to maintain momentum. “We’re still in a tough

position, but the win against Liverpool gives us a little bit of

breathing space and we have to push on now,” he told the Evening

Post. “The lads were magnificent from the first minute until the

last, and frustrated Liverpool for the whole game. “It didn’t

matter who we were playing, we just had to get a positive result

and thankfully we managed to do that. “Now the challenge is to take

this in to Saturday’s game at Bolton, which is another massive one

for us. “Obviously they are down around us in the table, but there

are no easy games and we’ll need to play as well as we did against

Liverpool to win.”