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Premier League Preview and Prediction: Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion

Liverpool vs West Brom Preview and Prediction

Competition: Premier League – Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion 

Venue: Anfield – Sunday, December 13 – 16:00 GMT (11:00 ET) 

Match Odds: Liverpool 2/5 – Draw 7/2 – West Brom 7/1

Match Preview

Liverpool welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield in one of three games on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a surprising defeat to Newcastle last weekend and will see this as a chance to get back on track, but know it won’t be easy task.

Liverpool have enjoyed some good from since Klopp took over but inconsistency has been an issue for them for some time and the same problems seem to be reoccurring.

Realistically Liverpool have a good chance of making the top four this season but they have to make sure they are taking maximum points in games they’re expected to win such as this.

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West Brom have been in a good run of form of late and are unbeaten in their last three outings.

Tony Pulis’ side are sitting comfortably in 13th in the table and have taken points from some of the top sides already this season.

This is going to be a difficult task for West Brom but their recent form gives them confidence heading into this tie. Their point last weekend in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham was a great example of their resilience.

Team News

Liverpool have six injury concerns heading into this one. John Flanagan, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho and Jordan Ibe could all miss out. Daniel Sturridge has suffered yet another injury setback and has played just six times for the clubs this season.

West Brom have just two injury concerns as Ben Foster and Stephane Sessegnon remain unavailable.

Key Points

Liverpool’s last five: W/L/W/W/L

West Brom’s last five: L/L/W/D/D

Key Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides.

Key Player: Philippe Coutinho – The Liverpool playmaker is their top scorer in the Premier League this season and possess the ability to turn any game in his sides favour.

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Score Prediction

Liverpool 3-1 West Brom – Klopp’s side to get back on track and ease to victory in what could be an entertaining game full of goals.

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About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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