Stats - Where Liverpool and Baggies are more similar than you may think

Liverpool host West Bromwich Albion this weekend with the sides similar in key areas.

H2H Liverpool V West Brom

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be eager his side to get back on track after a run of disappointing results in the Premier League to go with defeat against FC Basel in the Champions League.

They play a West Brom side this weekend that will be full of confidence after two wins against Spurs and Burnley and there’s not too much to choose between the sides in terms of goals and goals conceded.

Liverpool’s attack was superb last season and the pace of their attacking football was far too strong for the majority of teams to defend against.

However, sides have reinvented themselves and the Baggies have been nearly as effective at both ends of the pitch after a poor start to the league season.

Where Liverpool have a clear advantage is in terms of the number of accurate passes they’ve made this season, which is far higher than West Brom.

That suggests Liverpool are collectively better at retaining possession, which is important for this game as they’ll be looking to wear sides down over the course of 90 minutes.

West Brom have the slightly worse disciplinary record and are putting more crosses into the box for their forwards to get on the end of, which suggests the Reds can’t leave too much space down the flanks.

Liverpool will be huge favourites but any chances of a resounding and emphatic big win are limited.

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