An email! “Salad days they are but a lot of us (older) Liverpool fans are waiting for the worm to pop out of the tomato,” says Niall Mullen. “The David James against Coventry, the Federico effing Macheda, the Gerrard sli… I can’t even say it. Our previous relative success has always felt like a one off, built on sand & unable to withstand any misfortune. I’d love to see us back this season up without, metaphorically speaking, buying Rickie Lambert again.”
West Brom (4-4-2) Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean; Rondon, Rodriguez.
Substitutes: Myhill, Evans, Yacob, Burke, Krychowiak, Field, Robson-Kanu.
Liverpool (4-3-3) Karius; Gomez, Van Dijk, Klavan, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Ings, Mane.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Lovren, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.
Referee Stuart Attwell.
Hello. Bliss it is in this dawn to be alive, but to be a Liverpool fan must be very heaven. These are salad days for Jurgen Klopp’s team, whose intrepid Champions League campaign continues against Roma at Anfield on Tuesday. That puts today’s visit to West Brom in a slightly underwhelming context, but the word on the street is that Klopp will pick a very strong side. Liverpool will want to extend the feelgood mood of recent weeks.
West Brom had an unlikely hit of happiness last weekened, when they won at Old Trafford. They also knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Anfield in January, a result that boggles the mind a little more each week. Their relegation is unlikely to be confirmed this weekend, but they will be put out of their misery soon enough.
Kick off is at 12.30pm.