Can Liverpool Start Taking Their Chances?

Will Roy have a case of facerubitus on Saturday?...

It's West Brom on Saturday for Liverpool, the Reds return to see Roy Hodgson as he looks to continue building his start to the season. West Brom are currently 12th in the league with Liverpool in 6th.

Injuries for West Brom mean that one of their star men; Shane Long will be unavailable for kick off on Saturday. The striker picked up a knee injury recently and is expected to be out for a fair few weeks.

Liverpool once again don't really have any injury worries but Luis Suarez did pick up a slight knock in the Carling Cup midweek so he may not be risked by manager Kenny Dalglish.

The last fixture between the two sides was in April of last year. Roy Hodgson got the last laugh over the club he'd left just months earlier in a 2-1 win for West Brom. Prior to this, we had to go back all the way to 1981 to find a West Brom win over the Reds at the Hawthorns.

The two goals scored by West Brom in their win last year are the only two goals Liverpool have conceded in their last 11 games against the side, quite a feat.

Every Liverpool fan will surely have spotted the agonizing collection of missed chances of late for the Reds and will be hoping that tomorrow is the start of a turn around. As many critics are saying, if Liverpool hadn't of hit the bar or the post so many times this season, we would have been higher up the table.

Stat Sandwich

  • If Craig Bellamy is involved on Saturday it will be his 250th Premier League appearance.
  • West Brom have only scored 3 goals at home this season, the joint lowest tally in the league.
  • Liverpool have only kept 2 clean sheets so far this season.
Going on the results of years gone by before the 2-1 defeat and on the fact that i am hoping we finally start converting our chances I'm going to punt for a 2-0 for Liverpool. I may have to put a quid on that too this time! Last match preview i predicted the right score and never had a cheeky punt! Haha.

Enjoy the match folks!