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Liverpool vs Albion match preview

24 January 2018

ALBION will be looking to progress through to the fifth round of the FA Cup when they travel to Anfield on Saturday evening (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition 

Liverpool beat Merseyside rivals Everton 2-1 in the last round earlier in the month thanks to goals from James Milner and new signing Virgil van Dijk either side of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike.

They are currently sat 4th in the Premier League table but were beaten 1-0 by Swansea on Monday night.

The Reds went out of the FA Cup at this stage of the competition last season when they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves.

Last time out 

Our most recent fixture against Liverpool was only in December when the two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield.

Ahmed Hegazi goes close to breaking the deadlock in our goalless draw last month

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Albion

  • The two team haven't met in the FA Cup since the 1967/68 season - which was the last time the Baggies won it.
  • Following last weekend’s draw at Everton, Albion have now lost just one of their last six matches in all competitions.
  • The Baggies have never lost away at Liverpool in an FA Cup tie (P3, W1, D2).

Liverpool

  • Jurgen Klopp’s side were undefeated in 18 games before Monday’s loss at Swansea.
  • Liverpool’s top scorer Mohamed Salah has scored 24 goals in 31 appearances so far this season.
  • The Reds and Albion have faced each other 10 times in the FA Cup - with the Baggies winning four times, Liverpool winning on three occasions and the other three clashes all ending in draws.s

From the archive

Here are the highlights from our 2-0 win at Anfield back in 2013...

Head to head 

This fixture will be the 150th meeting between Albion and Liverpool.

From the previous 149 - the Baggies have won 38 times, drawn on 43 occasions and lost 68 of them.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Craig Pawson, and he’ll be assisted by Lee Betts and Adam Nunn with Jonathan Moss as the fourth official.

Andre Marriner has been selected as the Video Assistant Referee and Peter Kirkup will be his assistant.

It’s the first time Albion will have ever played in a competitive game using VAR.

Ticket news

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the trip to Anfield.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Liverpool is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Liverpool 2 Albion 3

27 January 2018

ALBION secured a memorable 3-2 triumph over Liverpool in an incident-packed FA Cup fourth-round tie at Anfield.

Three goals in the first 11 minutes lit the blue touch paper for a dramatic and extraordinary Saturday night on Merseyside, Jay Rodriguez scoring twice to cancel out Roberto Firmino's opener.

VAR was then used on three occasions in the first half - firstly to rule out Craig Dawson's header for offside before the Reds were awarded a penalty after Jake Livermore was adjudged to have pulled back Mohamed Salah, only for Firmino to smash the resulting spot-kick against the crossbar.

The Video Assistant Referee was then again called upon to confirm Albion's third goal on the stroke of half-time was not offside, Joel Matip putting into his own net from close range.

Salah's 78th-minute strike added further drama to a thrilling five-goal cup tie but it was the Baggies who secured their place in the fifth round of the competition - ending Liverpool's 19-match unbeaten record on home soil.

The superb result puts Albion into Monday's draw for the last 16 and continues their fine form under Head Coach Alan Pardew, with just one defeat in their last seven.

A pulsating start to proceedings saw the visitors come from behind to lead 2-1 with just 11 minutes on the clock.

Firmino chipped over Ben Foster following a defensive mix-up with captain Jonny Evans in the fifth minute, before Rodriguez bagged a four-minute brace to put the Baggies in front - making it five goals in his last six matches.

His first was a stunning finish into the top corner from just inside the area, leaving Simon Mignolet with no chance, before slotting home Kieran Gibbs' low cross to turn the game on its head.

Yet that was just an appetiser for the 53,342 inside Anfield as VAR took centre stage on a dramatic evening.

Dawson celebrated a header he thought had made it 3-1, only for the effort to be ruled out upon consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, Gareth Barry adjudged to be offside.

There was even more drama shortly after as - for the first time in English football - referee Craig Pawson himself viewed a video replay pitchside to deem Livermore tugged back Salah.

Yet Firmino struck the underside of the crossbar with the resulting spot-kick.

Albion lost Gibbs and Hal Robson-Kanu to injury within minutes of each other before VAR was used again to determine a crucial moment in the tie.

Dawson was deemed to be onside when he collected a high ball, played across the face of goal and Matip put through his own net from close range.

Dawson was at the centre of matters again soon after the second half restarted, seeing his header ruled out for offside.

Albion were indebted to Foster for making stunning saves to deny substitutes James Milner and Danny Ings.

However, he was powerless to prevent Salah from reducing the arrears in the 78th minute as he slotted home a loose ball in the penalty area.

Yet the strike proved mere consolation as Albion supporters celebrated a super victory in a cup tie that will live long in the memory, chanting "there's only one Cyrille Regis".

ALBION: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Evans (c), Gibbs (Hegazi 37), Livermore, Barry (Yacob 71), Krychowiak, Brunt, Robson-Kanu (Phillips 39), Rodriguez.

Subs: Myhill, Yacob, McClean, Burke, Rondon.

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Ticket News

Cup tie sold out

22 January 2018

The corner flag at Anfield

TICKETS for Albion's Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie at Liverpool have now sold out.

The Baggies travel to Anfield on Saturday, January 27 (ko 7.45pm), their second trip to Merseyside in a week after a creditable 1-1 draw at Everton last time out.

The Club are offering reduced coach travel to and from Anfield for just £10 per person.

Coaches depart Kidderminster (2pm), Stourbridge (2.15pm) and The Hawthorns (3pm).

Thank you for your terrific support.

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