After an exquisite display in midweek where Liverpool beat fierce rivals Everton by 4-0 in the Merseyside Derbyshire, the Reds now travel to the Hawthorns to take on a spirited West Brom outfit. The corresponding fixture last year saw the Baggies crush Brendan Rodgers’ side by a 3-0 margin but now it will be a different Reds who will start favorites against Pepe Mel’s side, who narrowly lost an entertaining game at Villa Park by a 4-3 margin. Liverpool were clinical and ruthless at best against Everton even it were the Blues who had the lion’s share of the possession. The Reds will feel they can get yet another three points in their kitty to lay claim for their Champions League aspirations. So can the Merseyside giants continue their imperious run in form or will they hit a roadblock? Today we provide Liverpool’s strongest possible line up against West Brom.
Goalkeeping And Defence:
Simon Mingolet comes into the match at the back of a clean sheet in the Merseyside derby and will man the Liverpool goal with more confidence than before. Even though the Belgian has faced criticism he is sure to prove his doubters wrong going into this tie.
If you are a keen a follower of the La Liga, you would appreciate Pepe Mel’s sides are very creative up front and try to play on the opposition patience to break them up. John Flanagan, who had a superb game against Everton will start in the right back slot again while Aly Cissokho will play in the left back position. Both the wingbacks will love to move forward at will, which means they will be putting pressure on West Brom’s wingers and will look to widen the play as much as possible. Daniel Agger still remains on the sidelines for the Reds. Martin Skrtel is expected to partner Kolo Toure in the middle of the defence if Frenchman Sakho doesn’t pass a late fitness test.