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MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool v Albion

21 October 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's Anfield test

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League (ko 5.30pm).

The opposition

After a 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Monday Night Football, Liverpool missed the chance to go level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. It was the first time the Reds had drawn a blank since defeat to Burnley in August, and their tally of 18 goals so far this season is only bettered by Man City and Arsenal.

Last time out

There was late heartbreak for Albion when the sides last met at Anfield in December 2015. Jordan Henderson had put the hosts ahead, but Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson responded to give the Baggies a 2-1 lead. It was Divock Origi's deflected strike deep into injury time which denied Tony Pulis' side all three points.

And honours were even in the return fixture in May, with Salomon Rondon and Jordon Ibe scoring in a 1-1 draw.

Craig Dawson draws Albion level at Anfield last season

Team news

There are no new injury concerns for Albion, but Jonny Evans is set to miss out after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Georginio Wijnaldum could feature for the hosts after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Stats

Jurgen Klopp's side are unbeaten at home this season averaging three goals a game. That said, the Baggies have only lost once on the road in the league this season.

And Albion's record at Anfield has been good in recent years with wins coming in 2012 and 2013.

Romelu Lukaku was on target in Albion's last win at Liverpool

From the archive

It was in 2012 that Peter Odemwingie gave the Baggies their first victory at Anfield in almost half a century. The Nigerian was on target in a 1-0 win in April. 


Head to head

There have been 146 fixtures between the two sides since they first met in 1894. Albion have triumphed just 38 times in that time, with Liverpool racking up 66 wins. 

Tickets

Tickets are now sold out for the Anfield clash and the Baggies will be backed by a following of 1,918.

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Follow the game

The game will kick off at 5.30pm and will be broadcast live on BT Sport. There will also be comprehensive coverage across all of the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - @wba

Supporters can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler talking you through the action.

Press conference




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