Liverpool are considered 4/9 favourites to defeat West Brom on Saturday afternoon as they look to regain some ground on leaders Arsenal.
Liverpool are enjoying their best start to the Premier League for quite a few years but their good form may come under question against a West Brom side that has shown great form against the best sides in the league so far this season.
After last week’s draw against Newcastle, Liverpool have lost a little bit of ground to Arsenal with The Reds now sitting two points behind the league leaders in second place.
The main change to Liverpool’s squad will be the likely return of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva into the starting squad who has returned to the side following the birth of his child last weekend.
Brendan Rogers will also be pleased to see that several of his key players could be near to making a return to
with winger Philippe Coutinho labelled as 50/50 for the game despite resuming training over the past couple of days.
However, all eyes will fall on Daniel Sturridge during the game who is going to be favourite to open the scoring and possibly bag his 8th Premier League goal in 9 games this season.
West Brom have showed they are no pushovers this season by getting a win against Manchester United and a draw against Arsenal which has helped them climb to 12th in the table.
The main issue confronting Steve Clarke’s side is whether any of his injury doubts will be able to take any part in the game with both Zoltan Gera and George Thorne picking up slight knocks in a reserve game as they look to get back to full fitness following their own injuries.
Both Ben Foster and Scott Sinclair are still out though with their long term injuries and will not be likely to return until some point in November.
Deputy goalkeeper Boaz Myhill will be one player who will be particularly keen to do well for the trip to Anfield knowing that The Baggies have managed to maintain a clean sheet against Liverpool in their last 3 league meetings.
West Brom know that they have the necessary quality to inflict some damage on Liverpool but they will need to be at their very best if they are to stop The Reds from picking up any points at Anfield.