Keep Calm, Carry On: West Brom Preview

Laurence Griffiths

After a stressful deadline day, it's back to what matters as the Reds go to the Hawthorns to face West Brom

US: 8:30 AM EST-NBC Sports

UK: 1:30PM GMT-Sky Sports 1

Liverpool look to build on their thumping of rivals Everton and capitalize on Saturday's results as we face a trip to West Brom in the early match on Sunday.

We should be in good spirits following our 3-0 victory against the Baggies earlier on this season, and the hosts are on the ropes, sitting just above the relegation zone. The results on Saturday only means that we should be even more motivated to get the win.

Jon Flanagan made his full return against Everton in midweek, but was replaced by Martin Kelly late in the 2nd half, and there are talks that he sustained a minor injury in training today that will potentially keep him out of tomorrow's match. We'll hope that this is only a rumor, however, but if it isn't, this means that Martin Kelly might get his first start in the Premier League this season.

For good news on the injury front, Joe Allen was in training this week and the boss has revealed that he's fit to return to the squad for the trip.

Aly Cissokho came off arguably his best game in a Liverpool shirt and will most likely make another start as we look to put out much the same side, which could play into their hands as much as anything.

On to the hosts, as former Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka is out of tomorrow's clash, as he picked up an injury in West Brom's previous game. They've also lost Shane Long to Hull in the transfer window, and sit in 17th place in the table after only recording one win in their last six.

They have a new manager in Pepe Mel, who took over after Steve Clake was fired after a poor run of form, despite picking up points against the likes of Arsenal and Man United.

Speaking of points against Man United, the man who won them the match at Old Trafford, Saido Berahino, continues his fine form... He and Chris Brunt will be players to watch. Stephan Sessegnon is also out, as well as Popov.

West Brom are desperate for a win, and despite the one win in six, they've only lost twice. And a certain Ben Foster likes to produce worldys against Liverpool.

Some thoughts:

-It's a Trap! No more performances like Villa, please, boys. My heart cannae take it, (JAceKopite16)

-Okay, okay, I know our transfer window sucked. But can we get back to what really matters, guys? It isn't the end of the world. (JAceKopite16)

-Here's hoping Flanno isn't out. And if he is, it's next man in. (JAceKopite16)

-Joe Allen is back! Options in the midfield! Hooray! (loyal2reds)

-Tottenham dropped two points at the KC against Hull so we must take advantage. (loyal2reds)

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