In Search Of A Win Against The Baggies
Liverpool prepare to face West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers aims to turn his side's fortune around. After losing to Basel midweek confidence is definitely at a low but where better to get things back on track than in front of the Anfield faithful?
With the brilliant news this evening of Daniel Sturridge signing a new long term contract, this game may still be a bit too soon for him however he will face a late fitness test. Other injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without Sakho, Allen, Can and Johnson.
For West Brom they are unable to call upon Ideye, Baird, Anichebe and Valera. Pocognoli will be subject to a late fitness test.
The last time the two sides met was in February this year, Anichebe was on the score sheet for the Baggies in that game with the match ending 1-1. Daniel Sturridge converted for Liverpool.
West Brom have also won at Anfield pretty recently, in February 2013 they collected a 2-0 win. Overall they don't have a fantastic record at Anfield but in recent years they have picked up wins and draws.
The Midlanders are currently 10th in the league after a mixed start to the season. With two draws followed by two losses followed by two wins though, the Baggies are at least forming a pattern. If you believe in that stuff it's a draw for tomorrow then!
Liverpool on the other hand are in 14th place having got off to a poor start to the season. Their last win came against Spurs back in August.
- The Reds have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 matches in all comps.
- Saido Berahino for the Baggies is the leading goalscorer in the Premier League so far this season.
- If Rickie Lambert features for Liverpool it will be his 550th appearance in the league.
I asked you for your score predictions on Twitter and here are a few of the tweets I received:
@_TheLiverBird 2-2 but I hope we win!!
— edward (@Edward13th) October 2, 2014
@LFCKirstyLFC I thinking a 3-1 win but another defensive error costing us the clean sheet
— Lee Payne (@leepayne1979) October 3, 2014
@LFCKirstyLFC I think we will bounce back with a 2-0 win. Ballotelli to score a brace
— Mark Shannon (@Cricketdel) October 3, 2014
I personally think tomorrow is going to end in a 1-1 draw I obviously hope as the person above that we will win but I'm not sure we're quite ready to bounce back yet. If Sturridge features we have a hell of a lot more chance but I'm not feeling very confident at the minute. Thank god the tie is at Anfield.
Enjoy the match folks wherever you are watching!