Baggies In The Cup

Rodgers looking unimpressed after the recent West Brom defeat...
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Wednesday night Liverpool are faced with a second trip to The Hawthorns in the space of 7 weeks as they look to get the better of the Baggies in the Capital One Cup. 

West Brom are pretty healthy squad wise and Shane Long who the fans will have missed could also make a return in time for Wednesday. Liverpool on the other hand picked up some problems during the Manchester United game, Kelly is out until next year and both Borini and Agger have knocks so will probably not feature.

For the Reds the league cup holds fond memories after they were victorious last year under Kenny Dalglish. This season has already got off to a slow start and so it would be nice I feel for us to progress through to the next round of this competition.

The last time the two sides met in the league cup was back in 1997, the game which was again at The Hawthorns ended in a 2-0 Liverpool win.

The Reds have had a contrasting season compared to the Baggies so far as Steve Clarke's side can boast of their best ever Premier League start, Liverpool are left explaining their worst in decades.

Stat Sandwich
  • Liverpool have scored in every one of their last 12 league cup games.
  • West Brom have beaten Liverpool in 3 out of the last 4 meetings.
  • Liverpool hold a record 8 League Cups.
West Brom for me are certainly a force this season. They've been half decent for a while but Steve Clarke really seems to have rallied the side and they look a lot more confident this time out.

I can see this ending in a draw to be honest but here's hoping Liverpool can find a win!