Premier League leaders Liverpool welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield on Sunday, as they look to proceed the pace they have set at the top of the table.
After an indifferent start to December that saw away draws against Fulham and FC Midtjylland, Liverpool clicked into gear in their final two games, with wins towards Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace.
Final Saturday, the Reds overwhelmed Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park, with two targets every from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. It’s also the first time since September that Liverpool has had every week to prepare for a Premier League game, outside of the worldwide breaks.
West Brom, who sacked Slaven Bilic after a 1-1 draw on the Etihad Stadium final week, misplaced their first recreation below Sam Allardyce on Sunday, as Aston Villa put them to the sword in a 3-0 drubbing at The Hawthorns.
Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion Head-to-Head
Liverpool has gained 68 of their 151 previous games towards West Brom. The Reds have lost 39 times, whereas 44 games have led to attracts.
The final recreation between these two sides, which happened at The Hawthorns in April 2018, completed in a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion Team Information
Liverpool’s injury crisis has proven indicators of relenting over the last few days. Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri,, and James Milner all returned to team training, but Klopp has already dominated the Spaniard out of rivalry for this recreation.
From the workforce that began towards Crystal Palace, it could be a shock to see changes aside from Mohamed Salah coming again into the starting XI rather than Takumi Minamino.
Injured: Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas
Doubtful: Xherdan Shaqiri, James Milner
West Brom will have to do without Jake Livermore for the next three games after he was shown a crimson card in the game against Aston Villa. They have Matheus Pereira again from suspension, although.
Injured: Conor Townsend, Kyle Bartlet, Hal Robson-Kanu
Suspended: Jake Livermore
Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion Predicted XI
Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
West Bromwich Albion Predicted XI (4-5-1): Sam Johnstone; Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Dara O’Shea, Kieran Gibbs; Matt Phillips, Romaine Sawyers, Matheus Pereira, Connor Gallagher, Grady Diangana; Karlan Grant
Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion Prediction
A well-rested Liverpool should be too much to handle for this West Brom facet. So we’re predicting a snug win for the champions.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 West Bromwich Albion