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West Brom - The Hawthorns

Match to be played on Sunday 2nd February 2014 at 13:30. Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.

Brendan Rodgers will be delighted with the way his side played against Everton, thrashing the local rivals 4-0 which allows Liverpool to stay right in the hunt for a top four place.

What made the result all the more remarkable is that Liverpool have so many first team stars out injured at the moment, which unfortunately removes the luxury of Rodgers being able to rotate and keep key players fresh.

Here’s the side he may select to face West Brom this weekend.

GK – Simon Mignolet

The Belgian looks a little more assured of himself after a couple of recent errors. His job is to lead and provide the defence with confidence.

RB – John Flanagan

Flanagan did nothing wrong at right-back against Everton, which means he should keep his place. He looks as though he’s going to be a superb full back for the club.

CB – Martin Skrtel

Remember last season when Skrtel was linked with a move away from the club? He’ll be the first name down on the team sheet, providing leadership and experience in the back four.

CB – Kolo Toure

Toure will be the centre back who probably takes a few more risks. He’s good in the air and reads the play well on the ground. Don’t be surprised if he gets subbed off if Liverpool are playing well.

LB – Aly Cissokho

Cissokho will be encouraged to tuck in and stay tight defensively, while pressing forward and providing width down his side if Liverpool get on top.

RM – Raheem Sterling

Sterling’s pace will be useful on the right. He seems to be developing a good understanding of the players around him and will tuck in centrally if Flanagan gets forward.

CM – Jordan Henderson

Henderson will sit in central midfield and try to provide that level of stability. He’ll most likely be the man who drops off to protect the back four, allowing others to get forward.

CM – Steven Gerrard

Gerrard will be buzzing and full of confidence after the win against Everton. He should be determined to try and add another goal to his tally for the season.

AM – Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho is the man Liverpool will try to get on the ball as much as possible. He can pick the lock of the West Brom defence in a matter of seconds, setting someone up with a great chance.

LM – Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge may start on the left, but as his performance against Everton showed, he won’t always stay there. Expect him to move up top alongside Luis Suarez whenever he gets the chance to do so.

ST – Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan will lead the attack. He’ll sit right at the top of the attack, looking to get on the ball and pull West Brom’s defensive stars all over the final third.

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