SAS Look To Punish Baggies

After the disappointment of the January transfer window Liverpool will look to put their lack of purchases behind them on Sunday as they prepare to face West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. Liverpool's last outing saw them emphatically beat Everton and so Brendan Rodgers will be looking for a repeat performance from his side.

Injuries for the Reds mean they are still without Sakho, Enrique and Agger but they have some good news with the return of Joe Allen. West Brom are unable to call upon Nicolas Anelka who has received stitches in a knee injury. Sessegnon is also unavailable but the Baggies have a relatively strong side to choose from.

The last time the two sides met was in October last year. The game at Anfield went extremely well for Liverpool who converted four goals via Luis Suarez who scored a hat trick and Daniel Sturridge. James Morrison scored the only goal for the Albion with a penalty on 66 minutes.

Liverpool's last league visit to The Hawthorns however was less than satisfactory. West Brom netted three goals with no response from the Reds who also had to deal with Daniel Agger being sent off.

The Baggies are currently placed 17th in the table hovering above the relegation zone. They've only won one game in their last six and that came at home to Newcastle. Compared to last season the Midlands side seem to be struggling quite a lot, it will be interesting to see whether new manager Pepe Mel can turn things around.

Liverpool are sitting in 4th having gained some ground on the teams above them after slip ups by Chelsea and Arsenal. The Reds will be hoping to pick up another three points on Sunday to further cement their place.

Stat Sandwich
  • Steven Gerrard has scored in Liverpool's last three league games.
  • West Brom have only won one of their last 13 fixtures.
  • Suarez and Sturridge have played 33 games combined and netted 36 goals between them.

For me, this has to be a Liverpool win however I'm not sure it will be as easy as it looks on paper. I think West Brom have the potential to break a still unsteady Liverpool defence but I also feel Liverpool are too strong in attack and so I will opt for a 2-1 Liverpool win on Sunday.

Enjoy the match folks wherever you are watching!

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