Despite their position, the Hoops have won only once in the last five Championship matches, and Tottenham loanee Taarabt is expecting an exciting contest.
"When you get into football, it's these sort of matches that you want to play in," he told the club's official website.
"I am really looking forward to it. I think it will be a very good game. We're at home, so this is an important one for us."