Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Substitutes: Kelleher, R Williams, Phillips, N Williams, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Minamino, Origi.
West Brom (4-2-3-1) Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Gibbs; Gallagher, Sawyers; Phillips, Robinson, Diangana; Grant.
Substitutes: Button, Ivanovic, Peltier, Grosicki, Harper, Krovinovic, Edwards, Pereira, Austin.
Referee Kevin Friend.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion from Anfield. Liverpool have had a good Christmas period so far, and they haven’t played a game. Yesterday’s draw between Leicester and Manchester United was the perfect result for Liverpool, and means they will go five points clear at the top if they win today. Now, about that exciting title race we were promised…
A Liverpool win looks a formality against a West Brom side who are fighting for survival, though the presence of Sam Allardyce might induce one of two pangs among Liverpool supporters. He was the last manager to win a Premier League game at Anfield, with Crystal Palace in April 2017, and drew 1-1 with Everton on his last visit later that year. Everton had 21 per cent possession that day.
Can Liverpool’s bejowled bogeyman do it again? Probably not. But it’ll be hilarious if he does.
Kick off 4.30pm.