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Liverpool vs West Brom prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out?


West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful that lightning can indeed strike twice when he travels to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League.

Liverpool have won all seven of their home games in the league, and the Reds have not lost at home since Crystal Palace in April 2017 – when they were managed by Allardyce.  

Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Palace last time out, defeating the Eagles 7-0 at Selhurst Park.  

They sit top of the Premier League at Christmas for the third consecutive year, and will be the heavy favourites to take all three points against West Brom.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match at Anfield.  

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 4:30pm GMT at Anfield.

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How can I watch it?

The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League.  

What is the team news?

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will both be hopeful of starting after impressing against Crystal Palace. James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri are also in contention to play after recovering from injury, but this match comes too early for Thiago.  

Matheus Pereira is back from suspension, but Jake Livermore is out for the next three games after a red card against Aston Villa. Conor Townsend, Hal Robson-Kanu and Kyle Bartley are all set to return from injury soon, but it will likely not be at Anfield.

Predicted line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Gibbs, Sawyers, Phillips, Pereira, Gallagher, Diangana, Grant

Odds

Liverpool: 1/7

Draw: 8/1

West Brom: 18/1

Prediction

This appears to be a formality, really. Liverpool are flying and quite frankly, look a tier above the rest of the Premier League. West Brom will play defensive football and try and stun the Reds like they did Manchester City recently, but it won’t happen. Liverpool 4-0 West Brom.

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