Liverpool’s winning streak hit a massive block on the snowy Sunday afternoon when Everton, their Merseyside rivals, escaped with a dramatic draw in an Anfield encounter.
The Reds were dominant, yet a few errors cost them two massive points in ‘Top four’ race. Jurgen Klopp’s men, however, will be keen to bounce back when they will host struggling West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night.
The Baggies had an impressive 2016-17 campaign but lost their plot towards the end. Their off-form continued this season too which eventually resulted in the dismissal of veteran Tony Pulis. Alan Pardew has replaced him as the new West Brom boss and will be desperate to secure a result from this crucial encounter.
Liverpool vs West Brom Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool have a defensive crisis all season and now they are set to miss two of their major defensive options due to injury concerns. Alberto Moreno is ruled out with tendon injury whereas Joel Matip is still unavailable following his thigh strain. Nathaniel Clyne remains the long-term injury absentee since undergoing a back surgery.
West Brom are set to miss out their veteran midfielder James Morrison who is ruled out following his calf injury. Defender Craig Dawson is unavailable too following his knee injury. Gareth Barry and Nacer Chadli are ruled out with thigh strain whereas Matt Phillips remains a major doubt with a hamstring injury.
Liverpool vs West Brom Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Adam Lallana.
Subs: Boaz Myhill, James McClean, Claudio Yacob, Rayhaan Tulloch, Hal Robson-Kanu, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt.
Liverpool vs West Brom Last Meeting:
Their previous meeting at Anfield ended in a 2-1 win for Liverpool. Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho earned the Reds a two-goal lead in the first half. Gareth McAuley pulled one back late in the game which, however, was not enough to avoid the defeat.
Liverpool vs West Brom Key Players:
Klopp has opted to rotate his players, yet the main focus will be on the ‘Fab Four’ ( Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino) who have been in scintillating form so far this season. Salah is currently Premier League’s top scorer of this season and expected to continue his scoring streak against the Baggies.
West Brom, on the other hand, will be relying on veteran defender Jonny Evans and custodian Ben Foster while sitting back deep and defend firmly. Jay Rodriguez’s pace and Salomon Rondon’s physicality will test the depleted Liverpool backline from set-pieces and counter-attacks.
Liverpool vs West Brom Head-To-Head Stats
Liverpool Wins: 68
West Brom Wins: 38
Liverpool vs West Brom Current Form ( In All Competitions):
West Brom: L-D-D-D-L
Liverpool vs West Brom Betting Odds (Subject To Change):.
West Brom: 16/1
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