Out Of Form Baggies At Anfield

Coutinho could feature for the Reds against West Brom...
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Liverpool welcome Midlanders West Brom to Anfield on Monday evening as ex Reds assistant Steve Clarke looks to lead his new side to a result against Brendan's boys. Liverpool though have produced some brilliant displays and were almost hard done by only picking up draws against both Manchester City and Arsenal.

Liverpool are leaving the decision on Daniel Sturridge's fitness until the last minute after the forward suffered a thigh injury. Other than that there are no new injury worries for the Reds and positively Liverpool are now able to call upon new signing Coutinho.

West Brom are without Popov after the player spat at Kyle Walker during the Tottenham game, a disgraceful thing to do. He begins his 3 match ban. Also available again for the baggies is Peter Odemwingie, it will be very interesting to hear the response from their fans should he get the start on Monday.

The last time the two sides met was in September last year in the League Cup. Liverpool won the game 2-1 with Nuri Sahin finding both goals for the Reds. The meeting before that was in August where Liverpool fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Hawthorns. Surpirisngly West Brom also won the last time they made a visit to Anfield, Odemwingie finding a winner for the away side in the 75th minute.

Stat Sandwich

  • In all of Liverpool's last 10 Premier League games there have been 3 or more goals.
  • West Brom haven't won in their last 6 league games, they've never had a run of 7 without a win.
  • Lucas Leiva if chosen will make his 200th appearance in a Liverpool shirt.

Despite West Brom's recent poor run of form they still find themselves 9th in the table and only 2 points behind Liverpool who are in 8th on 36 points. Liverpool going in to this game have to feel pretty confident though as they're the one's pulling off the performances.

Steve Clarke has done a brilliant job with West Brom but the baggies appear to have hit a bit of a rut and I personally can't see them getting themselves out of it at Anfield on Monday. Suarez and Sturridge have been immense and the Reds are bound to find goals against West Brom, I'm going to punt for a 2-0 Liverpool win.

Enjoy the match folks!