Anfield play host to the Baggies.
Few Liverpool players have maintained as high standards as Jamie Carragher over a lean couple of decades at the club, but while his retirement at the end of the season will be much lamented, the club’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, feels that Martin Kelly, another homegrown defender, can go some way to filling the void. Kelly, 22, has signed a new, long-term contract. Rodgers said: “Martin has shown a commitment to our vision here. He was exceptionally good in the games he played earlier in the season.” West Brom travel eager to arrest a poor run of form and desperate to create headlines that do not revolve around Peter Odemwingie.
Venue Anfield, Monday 8pm
Last season Liverpool 0 West Brom 1
Referee Jonathan Moss
This season’s matches 13 Y38, R1, 3.00 cards per game
Subs from Gulacsi, Jones, Wisdom, Coates, Skrtel, Robinson, Allen, Sterling, Shelvey, Suso, Borini, Coutinho, Assaidi
Injured Kelly (knee, Mar), Flanagan (knee, Apr)
Form guide DDWLWW
Disciplinary record Y37 R2
Leading scorer Suárez 17
West Bromwich A
Subs from Myhill, Daniels, Rosenberg, Long, Tamas, Fortuné, Thomas, Odemwingie, Nabi
Injured Gera (knee, Aug), Thorne (knee, Aug)
Suspended Popov (first of three)
Form guide LLDLLL
Disciplinary record Y41 R2
Leading scorer Lukaku 9
West Brom are attempting to beat Liverpool home and away in the same season for the first time since 1966-67.
The Baggies recorded their first win at Anfield since 1967 last April, with Peter Odemwingie scoring the only goal.
Liverpool have not suffered consecutive defeats at home to West Brom since 1936-37.
The Reds have won their last three league games at Anfield without conceding a goal. It’s their longest winning streak at home since a four-match run from March to May 2011.
They have yet to win a league game this season in which they conceded the opening goal (D4, L5).
Each of Liverpool’s last 10 league games has produced at least three goals in total.
They have kept nine clean sheets this season – only Manchester City (11) had more prior to the latest round of fixtures.
Luis Suarez has scored in each of the club’s last three league games at Anfield, and has 17 Premier League goals in total this season.
Daniel Sturridge has scored three goals in four league appearances for Liverpool. The fastest any Liverpool player has reached five Premier League goals for the club is eight matches – set by Robbie Fowler in 1993.
Lucas is set to play his 200th Liverpool game, while Glen Johnson is expected to make his 100th league appearance for the club.
Albion are winless in their last six league matches, losing five of them. They have never gone seven Premier League games without a win.
They have failed to win any of their last 18 top-flight away matches on a Monday, stretching back 44 years since a 1-0 victory at Sunderland on 10 March 1969.
West Brom and Reading are the only two Premier League clubs yet to keep an away clean sheet this season.
Steve Clarke’s side recorded four clean sheets in their opening 10 league games, but have managed only one in the subsequent 15 matches.
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