Preview: Liverpool vs West Brom

Liverpool take on West Bromwich Albion in a FA Cup tie on Saturday afternoon.

The two clubs met last month in a result that frustrated the reds with a 0-0 draw. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will be looking to bounce back after a shock defeat in Wales against Swansea. The home side progressed to the fourth round after a late Virgil Van Dijk header won them the game.

Liverpool:

Klopp will be without Adam Lallana (muscle tear), James Milner (dead leg) and Ragnar Klavan (muscle) whilst Daniel Sturridge is expected to be involved after missing the last few weeks with an injury. Captain Jordan Henderson will also return and could be involved on Saturday. Simon Mignolet has also been confirmed as the starting goalkeeper.

West Brom:

A win over League two side Exeter City meant West Bromwich Albion had gone through to the fourth round and it is expected to be a difficult game for manager Alan Pardew.

West Brom are expected to field a strong side against Liverpool with Salomon Rondon leading the line. Jay Rodriguez could drop to the bench and defender Gareth McAuley could come in ahead of Jonny Evans.

The Baggies are winless against Liverpool since February 2013, a run that stretches nine games and they will be looking to end that streak this Saturday.

 

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