Liverpool v West Brom : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 26-12-2020 10:30 am (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 26-12-2020 10:30 AM (2 months ago)

Date :Sunday 27th December,2020
Time: 5:30 pm
Stadium Anfield
Referee Kevin Friend (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Liverpool have been handed a festive boost by Thiago Alcantara, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri all returning to training earlier this week.

Sunday's match will still come too soon for Thiago, while Milner and Shaqiri may not yet be ready to be thrown straight back into the starting lineup, but an end to their respective recoveries is now in sight and they could be in contention at some stage over the upcoming busy period.

The champions are still without long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas, but they will have had eight days between games ahead of this one so elsewhere there should be relatively fresh legs.

Mohamed Salah will be pushing for a return to the starting XI after being reduced to a cameo off the bench against Palace, although he did still help himself to two goals and an assist.

The Egyptian winger has been directly involved in 15 goals in 10 Premier League home appearances against newly-promoted teams, including netting a hat-trick against Leeds United on the opening day of this season.

Roberto Firmino will also be hopeful of retaining his place having now scored three goals and created another in his last two league outings - as many goal contributions as in his opening 12 games this term.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Liverpool Premier League form: WDWDWW
Liverpool form (all competitions): WWDDWW

West Brom
West Brom have Matheus Pereira back from suspension for this match, but Jake Livermore is now out for the next three games following his red card against Aston Villa.

Conor Townsend, Hal Robson-Kanu and Kyle Bartley are all closing in on returns from injury, but this match is likely to come too soon.

West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, O'Shea, Gibbs; Sawyers; Phillips, Pereira, Gallagher, Diangana; Grant
West Bromwich Albion Premier League form: LWLLDL

Prediction: Liverpool 4-0 West Bromwich Albion

Posted: at 26-12-2020 10:30 AM (2 months ago) | Hero