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Albion v Liverpool - team news

Mel makes five changes - two enforced

PEPE Mel makes five changes - two enforced - to the Baggies side that started the 4-3 defeat by Villa.

Billy Jones and Gareth McAuley return in defence in place of benched duo Steven Reid and Diego Lugano.

Zoltan Gera, Saido Berahino and Matej Vydra are recalled to the starting line-up, as James Morrison and Nicolas Anelka (knee) miss out with injury and 

Victor Anichebe is back in the dugout.

Scott Sinclair returns among the substitutes.

Brendan Rodgers names an unchanged Reds team to the one that beat Everton 4-0 in midweek.

ALBION: Foster, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Gera, Berahino, Vydra, Brunt (c). Subs: Myhill (gk), Dorrans, Anichebe, Lugano, Reid, Sinclair, Amalfitano.

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Flanagan, Cissokho, Toure, Skrtel, Gerrard (c), Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Brad Jones (gk), Kelly, Ibe, Allen, Alberto, Aspas, Moses.

REFEREE: K Friend (Leicestershire).