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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Liverpool

Stats and info for tonight's League Cup tie with the Reds (ko 8pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)


Interesting facts

Albion have won three of their last four meetings with Liverpool – including a 3-0 Barclays Premier League triumph at The Hawthorns on the opening day of the season. 

The Baggies have not recorded three successive victories over the Reds since 1938. 

The two sides last met in this competition when Liverpool overcame the Baggies 2-0 in the third round at The Hawthorns on Wednesday, October 15, 1997. Jamie Carragher made his sixth start for the Reds, while Michael Owen was an unused substitute.  

The Baggies overcame Liverpool 5-0 in the first meeting between the two sides back in September 1894.

The Reds have won the Football League Cup on eight occasions (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012) – while Albion won the competition in 1966. 

Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, August 18, 2012, Albion 3 Liverpool 0 (Gera 43, Odemwingie 64 pen, Lukaku 77)

AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Sunday, April 22, 2012, Liverpool 0 Albion 1 (Odemwingie 75) 

Form guide (last six league matches)


Last league match line-ups

ALBION (v Reading – home W 1-0): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Gera (Dorrans 70), Morrison (Long 65), Brunt; Lukaku (Rosenberg 78). Subs not used: Myhill (gk), Dawson, Jara Reyes, Fortune. 

Liverpool (v Man Utd – home L 1-2) Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger (Carragher 80), Kelly; Allen, Gerrard, Shelvey (sent off 39); Borini (Suso 45), Suarez, Sterling (Henderson 66). Subs not used: Jones (gk), Enrique, Sahin, Assaidi. 

Capital One Cup second round match line-ups

ALBION (v Yeovil – away W 4-2): Myhill; Jara Reyes, Dawson, Tamas, Jones; Thorne, Brunt; El Ghanassy, Gera (Mulumbu 74), Rosenberg (Fortune 76); Long (Berahino 83). Subs not used: Foster (gk), McAuley, Hurst, Yacob. 

LIVERPOOL (Did not play)

Liverpool team news

Martin Kelly (knee), Daniel Agger (knee) and Fabio Borini (ankle) are all out for the Reds after sustaining injuries in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United. Jonjo Shelvey also misses out for Liverpool after being sent off against the Red Devils. Joe Cole (hamstring) and Lucas (hip/thigh) remain sidelined.     

Ref watch

Michael Oliver oversees tonight’s game. The Northumberland official has refereed four games this season, dishing out one red and eight yellow cards. Oliver took control of Albion’s 1-1 draw at Wigan in March and Liverpool’s 1-1 stalemate with Villa in April. 


Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Albion to win: 19/10

Liverpool to win: 13/8

Draw: 5/2

Romelu Lukaku to score first goal: 7/1

Steven Gerrard to score first goal: 17/2

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Tickets for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool (ko 8pm) remain on general sale. 

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