Reds out to end Anfield’s 2020 run in style – Liverpool vs. West Brom Preview – Liverpool FC Golas Core

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2020: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
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Reds out to end Anfield’s 2020 run in style – Liverpool vs. West Brom Preview – Liverpool FC,

Liverpool’s festive programme continues with the go to of West Brom, the place the Reds can hope to benefit from outcomes elsewhere to maintain a stronghold on the prime.

Liverpool vs. West Brom

Sunday, December 27, 2020 – 4.30pm (GMT)
Premier League (15)
Referee: Kevin Buddy

It’s the ultimate dwelling sport of what has been a yr like no different for Jurgen Klopp‘s males.

Anfield bore witness to the primary league title in 30 years in the course of the summer time amid a worldwide pandemic which turned the world as we knew it the wrong way up.

In that point, the Reds have stretched their unbeaten league run on dwelling soil to 66 video games and can look to add one other to the tally when West Brom arrive in city below the brand new administration of Sam Allardyce.

He changed Slaven Bilic earlier this month in a bid to maintain the Baggies away from the relegation zone having picked up only one win from their opening 14 video games.

They may come up towards a Liverpool outfit recent off the again of a file 7-0 win over Crystal Palace, a consequence which not solely boosted confidence and morale but additionally pushed the Reds 4 factors clear on the summit.

Klopp will know this fixture is not any simple three factors regardless of the desk suggesting in any other case, with Allardyce to set out his facet to frustrate in a possible smash and seize.

The Reds devoted can be anticipating all three factors which might arrive as a welcome late Christmas current, the place the hope can be that Liverpool can capitalise on different outcomes from Boxing Day.


Workforce Information

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2020: Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara walks back to the dressing room at full time after an injury time winning goal was disallowed following a VAR review during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 237th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Eventually, Liverpool don’t seem like the strolling wounded as gamers trickle again into the squad prepared to be referred to as upon by Klopp.

Importantly, no recent considerations emerged from the demolition job at Selhurst Park final time out to guarantee Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota stay the lengthy-time period absentees.

However there was welcome information in the type of Thiago, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri all returning to workforce coaching forward of West Brom‘s go to after their respective battles with harm.

The supervisor, nonetheless, was fast to insist that they “is not going to rush” the return of Thiago after he made the “first steps again in direction of workforce coaching” and subsequently he is not going to be current towards the Baggies.

Milner and Shaqiri are “nearer” to a return to motion and the good thing about an prolonged turnaround over the Christmas interval is one Klopp hopes to use to his benefit.

For the guests, they are going to be with out the suspended Jake Livermore whereas the sport can be to come too quickly for the likes of Conor Townsend, Hal Robson-Kanu and Kyle Bartley.

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


Final 5 at Dwelling to West Brom (All Competitions)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 13, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia remonstrates with referee Paul Tierney as he disallows a goal for hand ball during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Misplaced 3-2 – January 2018 (Firmino, Salah; Rodriguez x2, Matip OG)
Drew 0-0 – December 2017
Received 2-1 – October 2016 (Mane, Coutinho; McAuley)
Drew 2-2 – December 2015 (Henderson, Origi; Dawson, Olsson)
Received 2-1 – October 2014 (Lallana, Henderson; Berahino)


Did You Know?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 23, 2017: Crystal Palace's manager Sam Allardyce shakes hands with Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after his side's 2-1 victory during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sam Allardyce is the final supervisor to have walked away from Anfield with a Premier League victory, that was over 1344 days in the past in April 2017.

He was supervisor of Crystal Palace in their 2-1 win, the place ex-Purple Christian Benteke’s double was sufficient to sink the Reds which in flip kickstarted a 66-sport unbeaten league run at Anfield.

It was the one time in six conferences that Klopp has tasted defeat towards Allardyce having additionally met in clashes towards Everton and Sunderland since he arrived at Liverpool in 2015.

Klopp has a file of two wins, three attracts and a defeat towards his counterpart and can little question be keen to add one other to the win column on Sunday.



LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 19, 2020: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates with team-mates after scoring the fifth goal during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool – Final 5 outcomes (all competitions)

Received 7-0 vs. Crystal Palace
Received 2-1 vs. Tottenham
Drew 1-1 vs. Fulham
Drew 1.1 vs. Midtjylland
Received 4-0 vs. Wolves

West Brom – Final 5 outcomes (all competitions)

Misplaced 3-0 vs. Aston Villa
Drew 1-1 vs. Man Metropolis
Misplaced 2-1 vs. Newcastle
Misplaced 5-1 vs. Crystal Palace
Received 1-0 vs. Sheffield United


Klopp’s View

Talking in his pre-match press convention, Klopp was below no illusions as to how the sport will unfold, anticipating West Brom to be pragmatic and “tough”:

“It’s a difficult one. We analysed this morning [Thursday] and it’s a mixture of Everton when Sam was there and, after all, his first and final sport towards Aston Villa.

“What I anticipate is a tricky opponent, it was all the time robust towards Sam Allardyce groups. Properly organised, don’t make an enormous fuss of possession and in the scenario West Brom is in anyway will probably be a correct battle.

“Sam is a confirmed specialist for organising groups for these sorts of fights so we anticipate a tricky sport clearly.”


TV & Liveblog Information

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2020: Liverpool supporters sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool vs. West Brom kicks off at 4.30pm (GMT) and can be proven live in the UK on Sky Sports activities Premier League and Important Occasion, with protection from 4.15pm.

Chris Williams will maintain you entertained and up to date with all of the motion on our traditional matchday live weblog, ranging from 3.45pm.

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