Liverpool welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield in a crucial Premier League fixture, with just two points separating the two teams in the table.

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The Reds managed to put their early problems behind them and are now seventh in the table, six points behind sixth-placed derby rivals Everton, who have played a game more. Brendan Rodgers' men had found some form in the Premeir League since the turn of the year, losing just once in their last six top flight outings.

However, FA Cup humiliation at the hands of League One side Oldham Athletic last month and the failure to hold on to their lead at Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks have once again raised question marks over the Merseydie outfit, who are yet to beat a top ten club this term.

West Brom, on the other hand, are on a disastrous run of results and have won just once in their last 14 matches, which include their FA exit at the hands of rock bottom club QPR. The bad run of form has seen them drop from fourth to ninth in the league table, 14 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Steve Clarke's side desperately need a few good results soon or else they might not even clinch a Europa League spot for next season.

However, West Brom would take heart from the knowledge that recent history in this tie favours them. The reverse fixture this season was on the opening day and the Baggies hammered the Reds 3-0. Meanwhile, in the same fixture at Anfield in April last season, West Brom, led by Roy Hodgson, beat Liverpool 1-0 , as the current England boss got a measure of retribution against the club that sacked him.

Form Guide


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D D L W L
  • Last Match: Manchester City 2 - 2 Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): L L D L L
  • Last Match: West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
West Brom's Shane Long

Team News

Liverpool: Rodgers has no fresh injury worries, with young wing-backs Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan (both knee) being the only players ruled out for this fixture. Raheem Sterling (calf) has returned to the squad and is available. Daniel Sturridge (hip) faces a fitness test but should make the starting line-up, while fellow January signing Philippe Coutinhom who is still struggling for match fitness, could feature on the bench.

Probable Line-up (4-3-3): Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique; Lucas, Henderson Gerrard; Downing, Sturridge, Suarez

West Bromwich Albion: The Baggies will be without Goran Popov, who begins a three-match ban, after being sent off against Tottenham for spitting in the direction of Kyle Walker. Youssouf Mulumbu (knee) has a fitness test and could make a return to the line-up. Zoltan Gera and George Thorne (both knee) remain sidelined, while Peter Odemwingie is highly unlikely to feature, with his future uncertain.

Probable Line-up (4-4-2): Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Dorrans, Mulumbu, Morrison, Brunt; Lukaku, Long