Date: 13th December 2015 at 1:20pm
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Liverpool welcome West Brom to Anfield aiming to close the gap between them and the top-four to just three points.

The Reds are 10th in the table but just six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who lost 2-1 at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Last week, Jurgen Klopp suffered just his second defeat and first away loss since taking over at Anfield as he saw his side surprisingly beaten 2-0 at Newcastle.

And after securing top spot in their Europa League group with a 0-0 draw at FC Sion on Thursday, the German will now be looking for his side to get back to winning ways against the Baggies.

However, the hosts have won just one of their previous five matches following matches in Europe this term.

Liverpool have also scored just eight times in seven league matches at Anfield this term, and with their visitors having conceded just five times on the road, they could be in for a frustrating afternoon.

Tony Pulis’ team are unbeaten in their last three matches and are six points above the drop zone following their 1-1 draw with Tottenham last week.

And with three wins and just two defeats away from the Hawthorns, Albion will fancy their chances of getting a result against a side they’ve tasted defeat to just three times in their past nine league meetings.

Team News:

Philippe Coutinho is available after making his comeback from a hamstring injury as a substitute against FC Sion, but striker Daniel Sturridge is out after picking up a hamstring strain at Newcastle.

West Brom are without Stephane Sessegnon, also because of a hamstring problem, but midfielder Claudio Yacob is back after serving a one-match against Spurs.

Last Meeting: West Brom 0-0 Liverpool – April 25, 2015
League Position: Liverpool – 10th (23 pts); West Brom – 13th (19 pts)
Form: Liverpool – WWWWLD; West Brom – WLLWDD
Key Players: Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho; West Brom – Salomon Rondon
Shoot Says: Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

 
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