Liverpool will look to keep up the pressure on the top of the table by following their draw with Manchester United with a win over West Brom.
The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw by United on Monday night with the visitors putting in a strong defensive display. Aldridge has also warned the Reds not to repeat the mistakes of last season's game, which ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to a deflected Divock Origi strike.
Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo: "We know what West Brom will be like. They earned a 2-2 draw at Anfield last season, and will make life really difficult for us.
"They, like United on Monday, will look to get into the last third and win free-kicks and long throw-ins because their main opportunity to score will be from set-pieces.
"We have to be aware not to gift West Brom such openings. And an early goal will be important in helping us get a grip on the game."
Liverpool will hope they can start the game better than they did against Manchester United, where they seemed a little pegged back in their own half and squandered possession once or twice. There will be a need to be patient and have cooler heads in possession. They will create their chances and will need to take them.
Liverpool are facing Ben Foster - who was in fine form during last weekend's draw with Tottenham for the Baggies - and there have been several occasions where he has put in an inspired display against the Reds.
Tony Pulis has a reputation for getting his sides to set up and keep things tight and they will be hard to break down, but there is a threat at the other end of the field with Nacer Chadli finding the net fairly regularly so far this season.