Liverpool vs West Brom - Preview and possible lineups
FA Cup fourth round tie between Liverpool and West Brom at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp looks set to be without a trio of players for this one. Adam Lallan has suffered an injury setback, whilst Ragnar Klavan and James Milner also look set to miss out through illness and a dead leg respectively. Nathaniel Clyne is thought to be making good progress as he recovers form a back problem but he is still not training with the rest of the squad. Captain Jordan Henderson is back in training and could get the nod in this one, whilst Dejan Lovren is also back available. Simon Mignolet will be given the chance to stake his claim between the sticks.
The 'Baggies' are thought to be suffering after a flu bug swept through their camp, with Ben Foster, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth McAuley, Jay Rodriguez, Sam Field and James McClean are all struggling to be fit for the game, meaning the likes of Boaz Myhill, Oliver Burke and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp:
"We have a few options, but it's not like we have plenty of options at the moment," Klopp said ahead of the match. "But that's not a problem because I really think [playing on] Saturday and Tuesday is a normal rhythm. We play Tuesday again at night time so that should be okay. "Players should be ready. We've had enough time after the last game … so recovery was okay. "So there's no reason to think about a big rotation, but we'll maybe change one or two things, not because of the competition, only because one or two players didn't play very often in the last two or three weeks."
West Brom boss Alan Pardew:
"We would rather be in a stronger position in the league to be able to attack the FA Cup. "We will go to Liverpool and try and cause them problems. We will be strong at Anfield but we have a little bit of a flu bug. "Any cup tie is winnable. I've always believed that. It's a daunting task, but it's not impossible. We are prepared for the challenge of Liverpool and hopefully we will play with freedom."
Did you know?
Liverpool are nine games unbeaten against West Brom in all competitions (W4, D5, L0).
Liverpool: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Henderson, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Sturridge, Mane.
West Brom: Myhill, Nyom, Dawson, Evans, Brunt, Yacob, Field, Barry, Burke, Phillips, Robson-Kanu.