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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

Stats

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.

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