Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion Preview

Monday evening’s game at Anfield sees Liverpool play West Bromwich Albion in the race for European qualification.

The hosts have won just one of their last five matches, and go in to the game on the back of their 2-2 draw at Champions Manchester City last time out.

Brendon Rodgers men currently sit in eight position, though victory here would see them leap-frog Swansea City.

Daniel Sturridge may feature after recovering from a thigh injury, while Raheem Sterling is also poised to return. Philippe Coutinho could make his debut after signing from Inter Milan two weeks ago.

Top scorer Luis Suarez is favourite to open the scoring, and can widely be backed at 4.33 (10/3), whilst Bet 365 offer 7.5 (13/2) for Steven Gerrard to net first.

Liverpool are favourites for the victory at 1.4 (2/5) with Paddy Power, with West Brom as highly priced as the 10.5 (19/2) on offer from Bet Victor and the draw 5.25 (17/4) with the same firm.

The visitors, who sit one place and two points below Liverpool, are without a win in their eight games, and have lost five of their last six in the league.

Goron Popov will miss the game as he begins a three match suspension, though Youssouf Mulumbu is set to return from a knee problem. Peter Odemwingie may be selected after being disciplined for his attempt to force a move to Queens Park Rangers.

Odemwingie is 15.0 (14/1) to get the first goal of the game, with joint top scorers Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long 11.0 (10/1) and 15.0 (14/1) respectively.