Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will need to bounce back quickly from their 2-0 defeat at Newcastle last weekend.
They have a chance to do so when they host West Bromwich Albion in Sunday’s 4pm kick off.
Having looked so convincing in the 6-1 hammering of Southampton at St Mary’s in the League Cup it was a shock when Liverpool succumbed to their defeat against relegation candidates Newcastle last weekend.
The Reds have looked better under Klopp, their wins at Manchester City and Southampton were emphatic but they have had a couple of surprise defeats, at home to Crystal Palace and the Newcastle result.
West Brom have had a solid season so far. Tony Pulis’ side are 13th going into this game and are unbeaten in three including a 2-1 win over Arsenal. They will do all they can to make it a tricky afternoon for Liverpool and look for a repeat of the Arsenal game.
Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge which unfortunately is an all too familiar sentence for Liverpool and England fans. The striker is out with a hamstring injury.
Sakho, Gomez, Ings and Flanagan are also injured and unavailable for Liverpool.
Phillipe Coutinho came off the bench in midweek’s Europa League match against Sion and is expected to be on the bench again here.
Foster and Sessegnon are both injured for West Brom and will play no part at Anfield. Sessegnon is expected to be fit again for the next round of games.
Liverpool are rightly the favourites for this game but they must avoid the errors made at Newcastle. West Brom players will feel they have a chance of an upset.