Liverpool’s 18-game unbeaten run came to a calamitous end when they surrendered in front of bottom-placed Swansea City on Monday night. Their struggle against deep defensive sides got exposed yet again and the Reds are not in the comfort zone ahead of their Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.
The Baggies, under new boss Alan Pardew, has already executed his defensive strategy once against the Merseysiders and escaped with a scoreless draw at Anfield. They are also fighting a relegation battle and the recent outcomes have gained some hope in order to retain their Premier League status. Their trip to Goodison Park ended in a 1-1 draw against Everton last weekend and the West Midlands outfit are set to ask a few questions once again regarding Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Plan B’ in this FA Cup tie.
Klopp will be desperate to win a silverware this term and this FA Cup competition is the most reasonable one to target for. He thus is expected to field a full-strength squad in order to avoid a rematch at the hostile Hawthorns.
Liverpool vs West Brom Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool have only one significant injury absentee in form of Nathaniel Clyne who is yet to feature this season due to a back injury. The likes o Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren are back in training and might be included in the matchday squad on Saturday night.
West Brom have a couple of injuries in their squad. Nacer Chadli and James Morrison are ruled out for the tie with thigh and calf strains.
Liverpool vs West Brom Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Joel Matip, James Milner, Emre Can, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino.
Subs: Boaz Myhill, Gareth McAuley, Sam Field, Gareth Barry, Jay Rodriguez, Chris Brunt, Allan Nyom.
Liverpool vs West Brom Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield ended in a scoreless draw a month back as the visitors successfully cut off Liverpool’s supply line to cause any menace.
Liverpool vs West Brom Key Players:
Liverpool had a miserable outcome against the Swans but will once again rely on the front trio of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane. Also, Daniel Sturridge might make his final Liverpool appearance amid transfer speculations and will try to make the occasion worth remembering after unfortunate injury spells during past 4 years.
West Brom will defend deep and rely on Jonny Evans and Ahmed Hegazi to maintain a defensive resilience. Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon will try to hit back on counter with their pace and physical presence up front.
Liverpool vs West Brom Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 68
West Brom Win: 38
Liverpool vs West Brom Current Form ( In All Competitions):
West Brom: D-W-W-L-D-D
Liverpool vs West Brom Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
West Brom: 9/1
Liverpool vs West Brom Live Streaming:
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