After a goal drought of two games Liverpool is finally returning home and face Tony Pulis’ West Brom for a classic Premier League match up. Liverpool has always struggled with any of the Pulis’ side and they will probably struggle again as Pulis would like to park the bus and steal one point from Anfield.
Last meeting: Liverpool’s last meeting against West Brom was a dull 0-0 draw. But the last game at Anfield saw Liverpool victorious over West Brom by a margin of 2-1 with Lallana and Sturridge scoring for the Reds.
Liverpool : Daniel Sturridge is out for unknown amount of time after a foot injury. Sakho is still three weeks from return and Danny Ings, Joe Gomez are out for the rest of the season. Jon Flanagan is set to return to the squad in the next week, according to what Klopp said. Jordan Ibe is doubtful to start for his illness and Philippe Coutinho might start from bench after his return from injury.
West Brom : Sessegnon is set to return to the squad on 19 December after the hamstring injury and Foster will return in the late January after recovering from foot injury. Rest of the squad is available for the game.
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Liverpool vs West Brom Probable lineup:
Liverpool : Liverpool will look for an outright victory at home. With Moreno back in the squad, the regular back four will operate the game. Henderson will be back in the side after long term injury and will surely start the game. Benteke would be the first choice as Sturridge is injured again. Benteke has horrible record as a starter for the Reds and hopefully he can turn that over. Coutinho is doubtful to start, but surely he will be on the bench.
Lineup : Mignolet – Clyne – Skrtel – Lovren – Moreno – Lucas – Can – Henderson – Firmino – Benteke – Lallana
West Brom : Tony Pulis will look for a single point in this away game and probably will strengthen their defense to protect the goal. Myhill will start in goal as usual and Rondon will start as a lone striker.
Lineup : Myhill – Dawson – McAuley – Olsson – Brunt – Evans – Gardner – Fletcher – Morrison – McClean – Rondon
Liverpool vs West Brom Betting odds: You can bet for a Liverpool win for 5/7, a West Brom win for 13/5 and a draw with the odds 8/7
Prediction: There won’t be many goals as Liverpool are going through a very dry patch in terms of goal scoring and Tony Pulis’ sides don’t concede that much in a game. We predict a victory for Liverpool. Liverpool 2-1 West Brom