Baggies Boing Boing To Anfield
Torres looked lively against City, lets hope he continues this form if he starts in tomorrows clash...
Liverpool face West Bromwich Albion tomorrow at Anfield and after a tough start with Arsenal and then Manchester City as the opening games of the Reds' season it will be a game hopefully of less demand and more things to cheer about.
Newly promoted Midlanders are often reffered to as the "yo-yo" club, after several seasons rotating between the championship and the premiership, they just never seem to have been able to settle in England's top footballing league.
West Brom have a few players unavailable for tomorrows game through injury including Ishmael Miller who i personally think poses a slight threat for the boys from the Hawthorns. As for players that are fit and could feature i'd say it would perhaps be wise to keep an eye on Graham Dorrans who for a midfielder in the championship did well last season goalscoring wise.
West Brom don't really have too many stand out players, they are more so just a decent unit together. However it would be silly of Liverpool to take this opposition easy, although this should be a winnable game and perhaps by a good margin, getting complacent especially after some not so fantastic performances could be dangerous for Liverpool.
Scott Carson has now well and truly settled in for the Baggies and the ex Liverpool stopper will surely want to prevent the likes of Fernando Torres and co from putting one past him.
For Liverpool it is assumed that Fernando will be available along with Steven Gerrard. The skippers back problem is hoped to have cleared up by now, that too of Agger's problems after the concussion he suffered against Arsenal. We could struggle if Gerrard is in fact unavailable tomorrow as two defensive midfielders for me was just not a tasty recipie, as proved against Trabzonspor, it was a pretty lifeless set up.
Joe Cole is still serving his ban so will also be unavailable to Roy and again it will be interesting to see what route he goes down with defence and what formation he goes for.
I'd be quite happy to see good old 4-5-1 with Ngog starting and then Torres getting a good half hour or so. Perhaps give Babel a start too and i'd think that this sort of game would be suited to ever improving Martin Kelly who again impressed even in a nervy Europa League clash on Thursday night.
So with all of this in mind i shall punt for a 2-0 win for Liverpool tomorrow, bearing in mind i don't think i have ever predicted a score correctly, nevertheless Liverpool must come away with nothing less than 3points, anything else at this stage would be rather embarrasing for the already slow starting Reds.